Jhumka Gupta ScD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Gender-based violence; Reproductive health; HIV; Mental health; Refugee; Immigrant; Human trafficking; Conflict settings
Reduction of Gender-Based Violence in Cote d'Ivoire. Dr. Gupta is leading a randomized community intervention in conflict-affected Cote d'Ivoire that investigates the roles of economic programming and gender dialogue groups in reducing gender-based violence against women and improving economic well-being. This work is being conducted in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (Co-PI: Jeannie Annan, PhD), and Innovations for Poverty Action and is funded by the World Bank. More information can be viewed at: http://www.rescue-uk.org/sites/default/files/Measuring%20Impact%20Ivory%20Coast.pdf
Evaluating Violence Against Women Screening in Mexico. Dr. Gupta is leading a 3-year randomized controlled trial in Mexico City, Mexico, to investigate the effectiveness of a clinic-based intervention on reducing the severity of intimate partner violence, increasing help-seeking behaviors and safety planning, and improving reproductive health among women with recent experiences of violence from their male partners. This work is jointly conducted with colleagues at the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (Co-PI: Claudia Diaz Olavarrieta, PhD), Innovations for Poverty Action, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation / Western Hemisphere Region. This work is being funded by an anonymous donor.
Adverse Migration Experiences and HIV Vulnerability Among Male Migrant Laborers in Pretoria, South Africa. Dr. Gupta is leading a pilot study to investigate the role of adverse migration experiences (discrimination, violence, deprivation) and their potential role in influencing HIV risk and related behavior (e.g. perpetration of gender-based violence against women). This work is being conducted in collaboration with the University of Pretoria (Department of Sociology) and is funded by the Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. [Past project]
Jhumka Gupta, ScD is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on migrant and conflict affected populations, both globally and within the United States (immigrants and refugees). Specifically, she investigates the mental and reproductive health implications of gender-based violence, and develops interventions aimed at reducing gender-based violence against women. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications on these topics. Her extensive fieldwork spans Bangladesh, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Haiti, India, Nepal, and South Africa.