As a member of RTI International India’s public health research team, Mariam Siddiqui manages programs related to some of the country’s most significant health issues. She has extensive experience in designing, implementing and analyzing quantitative and qualitative research data.
Several of Ms. Siddiqui’s recent projects center on reproductive health and gender. Currently, she is conducting a review of peer-education programs on sexual and reproductive health for Indian youth, and evaluating a campaign to combat violence against women and girls. She has also prepared an HPV vaccination fact sheet and researched Indian health care providers’ practices for treating postpartum hemorrhage.
In the area of noncommunicable diseases, Ms. Siddiqui has developed a digital health communication toolkit to help build capacity in digital strategy for cancer awareness among organizations in India. To inform our future prevention and control interventions, she is studying the fear, stigma, anxiety, depression, and other psychosocial issues that surround people’s knowledge of diabetes and cancer, with an eye toward developing a culturally grounded understanding.