Suneeta Krishnan is a senior epidemiologist in the Women’s Global Health Imperative (WGHI) at RTI International and Adjunct Professor at St. John's Research Institute, Bengaluru, India. Dr. Krishnan’s research focuses on the intersections between gender inequities, violence, and women’s health over the life course. Her studies aim to uncover the pathways through which gender inequities lead to adverse health outcomes and health disparities among women, and to develop and test interventions that promote health and gender equity. Dr. Krishnan’s work draws upon theories of gender, empowerment, and social and behavioral change and involves the application of qualitative and quantitative methods. She has served as the principal investigator of studies on timely diagnosis of breast cancer and health-based interventions to mititgate domestic violence in India funded by the United States National Institutes of Health and the Indian Council of Medical Research. She also has received funding from private foundations and the World Bank. Dr. Krishnan received the 2004 U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
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