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Subasri  Narasimhan

Asst Professor

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Global Health

Subasri Narasimhan is a public health social scientist specializing in sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, and intimate partner violence in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Southeastern US. She completed her PhD in Community Health Sciences at the University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health where she was a Bixby Doctoral Fellow, Child and Family Health Trainee, and a Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Pre-Doctoral Trainee. She came to Emory as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Reproductive Health Research in the Southeast (RISE) where her work centered on employing mixed and multi-level methodology to study the impact of policy restrictions on abortion provision and contraceptive use on the health and wellbeing of people capable of pregnancy.

Currently, she is a Co-Principal Investigator on several studies focusing on reproductive health, birth care and support, and abortion, including the Abortion Bans Project, which studies state-level legislative debate on six-week abortion bans, for which she received the 2019 Society of Family Planning Emerging Scholar Award, PROVIDA, which examines provision of medication abortion implementation via telehealth, and a pilot study of focused on impact of COVID-19 on experiences of prenatal care, birth support, and delivery for first time parents. 

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Areas of Interest

  • Adolescent Health/Child Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Policy
  • Injury & Violence Prevention
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Sexual Health/Behavior
  • Women’s Health


  • MPH 2010, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • PHD 2018, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021, Emory University

Courses Taught

  • GH 541: Tech of Fertility Control
  • GH 530: Maternal Mortality - Abortion

Affiliations & Activities

Center for Reproductive Health Research in the Southeast, Emory University

Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence, Emory University

Society of Family Planning 

Population Association of America

American Public Health Association


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