Research in India
I study the relationships between type 2 diabetes, women's gendered social roles, and mental health in North and South India. This ongoing work has engaged over 400 women to date. Because I view health and illness as both biological and social phenomena, my research employs a mixed-method biocultural approach. I use methods that measure people's beliefs, behaviors, and biological states to obtain a holistic picture of how illness states arise from and respond to social conditions, with a particular focus on women's roles and relationships within their families.
Some key findings of the research:
Please visit my publications section for more information on the results of this research.
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