Contact Details

Phone: 9686167630
Abha Rao
Research Scientist & Assistant Professor

I am a social scientist with training in family studies, human development, medical anthropology, and psychology. My interests lie in the areas of families, gender, migration, and qualitative research methods. Prior to joining PHFI, I was a faculty member at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, a research scientist at the St. John’s Research Institute, and a client advocate for victims of domestic violence.

Center Affiliations
  • Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity and Social Determinants of Health
Research Summary and Interests

My current research examines the health issues of temporary women migrant construction workers, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and disrespect and abuse during labour and delivery.

Areas of Expertise
  • Adolescent Health
  • Maternal Health/Women’s Health
  • Reproductive Health/Sexual Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research
Other Areas of Expertise