Positions

Overview

  • I am a social scientist who conducts studies to better understand (and address) the causes and consequences of health disparities among underserved - often stigmatized - populations that are at high-risk for experiencing adverse health outcomes in resource-constrained global and domestic settings. My research is intersectional, informed by sociological constructs, guided by human rights frameworks, and adopting a multidimensional view of how to address public health and clinical care gaps. I have active intervention studies with adolescents and young adults, sexual and gender minorities (MSM and transgender women), clinical providers, pregnant women, and youth living with HIV (YLWH).
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Assessing Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention through Knowledge and Condom Use among Female Sex Workers at the Border of Haiti and Dominican RepublicAIDS Patient Care and STDS.  34:477-483. 2020
    2020 Female sex workers’ experiences of violence and substance use on the haitian, dominican republic borderAnnals of Global Health.  86:1-7. 2020
    2020 Preliminary study on HIV status disclosure to perinatal infected children: Retrospective analysis of administrative records from a pediatric HIV clinic in the southern United StatesBMC Research Notes.  13. 2020
    2020 Human papillomavirus (HPV) and influenza vaccine behavior among Muslim women in the United StatesHealth Care for Women International.  41:532-542. 2020
    2020 Creating COVID-19 stigma by referencing the novel coronavirus as the "Chinese virus" on twitter: Quantitative analysis of social media dataJournal of Medical Internet Research.  22. 2020
    2020 HIV testing barriers and intervention strategies among men, transgender women, female sex workers and incarcerated persons in the Caribbean: A systematic reviewSexually Transmitted Infections.  96:189-196. 2020
    2020 Preliminary Findings from Three Models of Motivational Interviewing Training in JamaicaHealth Equity.  4:438-442. 2020
    2020 Healthy Choices Intervention is Associated with Reductions in Stigma Among Youth Living with HIV in the United States (ATN 129)AIDS and Behavior2020
    2019 Driving health behavior: The roles of personal health information use and attitudes towards health in women’s cancer screeningsJournal of Hospital Administration2019
    2019 Is Perceived Stigma in Clinical Settings Associated with Poor Health Status among New York City's Residents of Color?Medical Care.  57:960-967. 2019
    2019 Sex work, social support, and stigma: Experiences of transgender women in the Dominican RepublicInternational Journal of Transgenderism.  20:403-412. 2019
    2019 The Future State of Patient Engagement? Personal Health Information Use, Attitudes Towards Health, and Health BehaviorHealth Services Management Research2019
    2019 Alcohol Use, High Risk Behaviors, and Experiences of Discrimination Among Transgender Women in the Dominican Republic 2019
    2019 Human T-cell lymphotropic virus 1/2 and human immunodeficiency virus antibodies identification among transactional sex workers and drug users in the Dominican RepublicTransactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  113:293-297. 2019
    2019 HIV Status and Contraceptive Utilization among Women in CameroonJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care.  18. 2019
    2019 Evidence that patient-centered medical homes are effective in reducing emergency department admissions for patients with depressionHealth Services Management Research.  32:26-35. 2019
    2019 Perceived Stigma in Health Care Settings and the Physical and Mental Health of People of Color in the United StatesHealth Equity.  3:73-80. 2019
    2018 Transgender Women's Experiences with Stigma, Trauma, and Attempted Suicide in the Dominican RepublicSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.  48:788-796. 2018
    2018 Examining the Relationship Between Individual Characteristics, Community-Level Traits, Multidimensional Empowerment, and Maternal Health Care Utilization in the Islamic Republic of PakistanMaternal and Child Health Journal.  22:1319-1326. 2018
    2018 Re: Letter to the Editor of public health in response to ‘Human Papillomavirus vaccine initiation in Asian Indians and Asian Subpopulations: A case for examining disaggregated data in public health research’Public Health.  160:164-165. 2018
    2018 Muslim Women's use of contraception in the United StatesReproductive Health.  15:1. 2018
    2018 Behaviors and Risks for Cardiovascular Disease among Muslim Women in the United StatesHealth Equity.  2:264-271. 2018
    2017 Human papillomavirus vaccine initiation in Asian Indians and Asian subpopulations: a case for examining disaggregated data in public health researchPublic Health.  153:111-117. 2017
    2017 Maternal health care use by pregnant women living with HIV: Factors associated with prenatal, delivery, and postnatal care in HaitiJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  28:1452-1461. 2017
    2017 Transgender female sex workers’ HIV knowledge, experienced stigma, and condom use in the Dominican RepublicPLoS ONE.  12. 2017
    2017 Examining the Use of Magnesium Sulfate to Treat Pregnant Women with Preeclampsia and Eclampsia: Results of a Program Assessment of Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) Training in IndiaJournal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India.  67:330-336. 2017
    2017 Transgender Women's Drug Use in the Dominican RepublicTransgender Health.  2:188-194. 2017
    2017 Moment-to-moment within-person associations between acts of discrimination and internalized stigma in people living with HIV: An experience sampling study.Stigma and Health.  2:216-228. 2017
    2017 Statistical Effects of Religious Participation and Marriage on Substance Use and Abuse in Racial and Ethnic MinoritiesJournal of Religion and Health.  56:1155-1169. 2017
    2017 Association between violence exposure and condom non-use among transgender sex workers in the Dominican Republic: the mediating role of trustInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  28:608-612. 2017
    2017 Muslim Women's Experiences with Stigma, Abuse, and Depression: Results of a Sample Study Conducted in the United StatesJournal of Women's Health.  26:435-441. 2017
    2017 Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine initiation in minority AmericansPublic Health.  144:86-91. 2017
    2017 Associates of Neonatal, Infant and Child Mortality in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan: A Multilevel Analysis Using the 2012–2013 Demographic and Health SurveysMaternal and Child Health Journal.  21:367-375. 2017
    2017 Condom use and HIV status: A study of sex workers engaged with the Jamaican AIDS support for life (JASL)West Indian Medical Journal.  66:132-136. 2017
    2017 How Does Stigma Affect People Living with HIV? The Mediating Roles of Internalized and Anticipated HIV Stigma in the Effects of Perceived Community Stigma on Health and Psychosocial OutcomesAIDS and Behavior.  21:283-291. 2017
    2016 Perceptions and attitudes towards evidence based practice among nurses and nursing students in Nepal 2016
    2016 Disparities in influenza vaccination across the United States: Variability by minority group, Asian sub-populations, socio-economic status, and health insurance coveragePublic Health.  138:146-153. 2016
    2016 A comparison of younger and older men who have sex with men using data from Jamaica AIDS Support for Life: characteristics associated with HIV statusInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  27:769-775. 2016
    2016 Bridging the GapJournal of Ambulatory Care Management.  39:209-219. 2016
    2016 Evidence-Based Practice Models to Maximize Nursing's Contributions to Global HealthAsian Journal of Nursing Education and Research.  6:41-41. 2016
    2015 Service-learning in Undergraduate Global Health Education: The Role of Team Dynamics on Civic Attitudes and SkillsInternational Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.  2. 2015
    2015 Individual and Area Level Factors Associated with Prenatal, Delivery, and Postnatal Care in PakistanMaternal and Child Health Journal.  19:2138-2146. 2015
    2015 Race/ethnicity and socio-economic differences in breast cancer surgery outcomes 2015
    2015 Generalized Anxiety Disorder in racial and ethnic minorities: A case of nativity and contextual factorsJournal of Affective Disorders.  175:275-280. 2015
    2015 Panic attacks in minority Americans: The effects of alcohol abuse, tobacco smoking, and discriminationJournal of Affective Disorders.  174:106-112. 2015
    2015 Depression in Racial and Ethnic Minorities: the Impact of Nativity and DiscriminationJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  2:34-42. 2015

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Research Findings from the American Muslim Women’s Health Project 2020
    Race and Stress.  1-3.
    Socioeconomic Status and Physical Health.  2243-2245.

    Research Overview

  • HIV Prevention; Adolescent Health; Dissemination and Implementation Science; Qualitative Research Methods; Stigma; Mental Health; Rural Health; Global Health; Reproductive Justice; Medical Sociology
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Adapting and Pilot Testing a Behavioral Intervention to Incorporate Advances in HIV Prevention for Black Young MSM in Alabama  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2024
  • Medical Information Service via Mobile Telephone (m-MIST™) Provider Support to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2022
  • Adapting the Finding Respect and Ending Stigma Around HIV (FRESH) Intervention for the Dominican Republic  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2022
  • The UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology (iTech) Across the Prevention and Care Continuum  awarded by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2020 - 2021
  • Scale it Up: Effectiveness-Implementation Research to Enhance HIV-Related Self-Management Among Youth  awarded by Florida State University 2017 - 2021
  • Implementation Science and Effective Research to Promote TMI Sustainment in HIV Pediatric Providers  awarded by Florida State University 2019 - 2020
  • Research and Policy to improve the Well-Being of Vulnerable Women and Children in Alabama  awarded by Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham 2019
  • Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) Coordinating Center  awarded by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2017 - 2019
  • Using Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) to Complete Size Estimations of Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Trans- Populations in Belize  awarded by CARIBBEAN VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES COALITION (CVC) 2017 - 2018
  • Size Estimation Studies on Six Eastern Caribbean Nations  awarded by CARIBBEAN VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES COALITION (CVC) 2016 - 2017
  • Teaching Activities

  • HCO697 - Internship (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • HCO697 - Internship (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GHS600 - Fundamentals of Global Health (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HCO697Q - Internship Online (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PUH498 - Undergraduate Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GHS600 - Fundamentals of Global Health (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO697 - Internship (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GHS600 - Fundamentals of Global Health (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • GHS429 - Intensive SIFAT Training (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • GHS430 - Global Health Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PUH491 - Directed Study (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HC112 - Honors Seminar Public Hlth (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HC112 - Honors Seminar Public Hlth (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH491 - Directed Study (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS429 - Intensive SIFAT Training (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS606 - Crit Issues Globl MCH (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH491 - Directed Study (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS430 - Global Health Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS600 - Fundamentals of Global Health (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS611 - International NGO Management (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO793 - DrPH Practicum (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH432 - Global Health Cases (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH491 - Directed Study (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS606 - Crit Issues Globl MCH (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS610 - Refugee Health Care (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO697 - Internship (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PUH491 - Directed Study (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS429 - Intensive SIFAT Training (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS429 - Intensive SIFAT Training (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS430 - Global Health Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS498 - Directed Study Global Health (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS498 - Directed Study Global Health (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS301 - Non-Communicable Disease (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS302 - International Development (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS303 - Food Security and Nutrition (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS498 - Directed Study Global Health (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO698 - MR Lev Dir Res HCOP (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS404 - Controversies in Global Health (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS406 - MCH in Africa and Asia (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS605 - Disabilities and Global Health (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS420 - Field Studies: Jamaica (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS430 - Global Health Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS620 - Infect Dis Surveillane & Contr (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO698 - MR Lev Dir Res HCOP (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PUH498 - Special Topics in PUH (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS607 - Global Health and Gender (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS606 - Crit Issues Globl MCH (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS609 - Environ Hlth Issue Res Lim Set (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS610 - Refugee Health Care (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS617 - Global Health:Princ & Prac (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS600 - Fundamentals of Global Health (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS620 - Infect Dis Surveillane & Contr (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS607 - Global Health and Gender (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS611 - International NGO Management (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • SOC100 - Intro to Sociology (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Basic Sciences/Other, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2012
  • Master of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2008
  • Master of Arts in Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2007
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biology, Northern Illinois University 1998
  • Full Name

  • Henna Budhwani