I am a medical anthropologist. I teach biological anthropology, medical anthropology and area ethnography on south asia. My current research projects include cancer prevention and control in New Brunswick, Canada; and HIV/AIDS prevention and control in India.

Women, Poverty and HIV Transmission In India

This paper provides an anthropological perspective on the gender dimension of urban poverty in India and its implications for women's health. The focus will be to examine why women are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and to analyse the role of poverty and gender in the mediation of diseases

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