Suneeta Krishnan focuses on the intersections between gender, 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, incorporates ethical analysis, and involves the application of qualitative and quantitative methods. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, private foundations, and the World Bank to conduct research on gender-based power and prevention of intimate partner violence, HIV, and other adverse women's health outcomes and to provide technical assistance for the development, implementation, and evaluation of women's health promotion programs, including efforts to promote cervical cancer prevention and treatment. Dr. Krishnan was awarded the 2004 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and was featured in a 2006 article in Time Magazine.
PhD, Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley; MS, Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley; AB (summa cum laude), Biological Sciences, Barnard College.
Krishnan, S., Madsen, E., Porterfield, D., & Varghese, B. (Nov 2013)
Rocca, C.H., Shankar, M., Sreevathsa, A., & Krishnan, S. (Apr 2013)
Krishnan, S., Vohra, D., de Walque, D., Medlin, C., Nathan, R., & Dow, W.H. (Nov 2012)
Krishnan, S., Subbiah, K., Chandra, P., & Srinivasan, K. (Nov 2012)
Rocca, C.H., Shankar, M., Sreevathsa, A., & Krishnan, S. (Oct 2012)
- November 19, 2013
India must use research evidence to tackle high burden of cervical cancer, experts say
– British Medical Journal
- November 15, 2013
Study: Reducing high rates of cervical cancer deaths in India requires research to ensure cancer screening efforts are widely accepted
– News Release
- September 4, 2013
In India, Daughters-in-Law Encouraged to Speak Up
– Thompson Reuters foundation