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Sheela  Sinharoy

Asst Professor

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Global Health

Jointly Appointed, Environmental Health

Dr. Sheela Sinharoy is an Assistant Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She has approximately 20 years of experience working on global health and development programs. Her research focuses on the nutrition of women and children, especially in relation to agriculture; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and household air pollution. Her work also incorporates a strong focus on gender, empowerment, and social inclusion. Dr. Sinharoy uses inter-disciplinary approaches, program evaluation, and implementation science, to identify "what works" to improve program effectiveness. Methodologically, she is trained in both quantitative and qualitative methods. Her research spans across Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. Dr. Sinharoy received dual B.A. degrees in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Penn State University, an MPH from the department of Maternal and Child Health at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and a PhD in Nutrition and Health Sciences from Emory University.

Selected recent publications are below. Please see my Google Scholar page for additional work.

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Phone: 404-778-2017


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Areas of Interest

  • Community Health & Development
  • Global Health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition
  • Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene