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Vandana Sharma


Award for Canadian Excellence in Women and Children’s Health
Canadian Women in Global Health List
Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health
Andrew D. Mason Memorial Award for International Health
MPH Capstone Award
2006 - 2007
Sommer Scholarship

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  1. Kelly JT, Ausubel E, Kenny E, Blake M, Heckman C, Rastogi S, Sharma V. Measuring gender-based violence risk mitigation in humanitarian settings: results from a comprehensive desk review and systematic mapping. BMJ Open. 2021 09 08; 11(9):e050887. PMID: 34497084.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Sharma V, Oo PP, Hollaender J, Scott J. COVID-19 and a coup: blockage of internet and social media access further exacerbate gender-based violence risks for women in Myanmar. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 06; 6(6). PMID: 34193476.
    Citations:    Translation:Humans
  3. Leight J, Deyessa N, Sharma V. Cost-effectiveness analysis of an intimate partner violence prevention intervention targeting men, women and couples in rural Ethiopia: evidence from the Unite for a Better Life randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2021 03 29; 11(3):e042365. PMID: 33782020.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Sharma V, Ausubel E, Heckman C, Patrick E, Save D, Kelly JTD. Mitigating gender-based violence risk in the context of COVID-19: lessons from humanitarian crises. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 03; 6(3). PMID: 33687912.
    Citations: 2     Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  5. Leight J, Deyessa N, Verani F, Tewolde S, Sharma V. Community-level spillover effects of an intervention to prevent intimate partner violence and HIV transmission in rural Ethiopia. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 01; 6(1). PMID: 33509840.
    Citations: 1     Translation:Humans
  6. Sharma V, Leight J, Verani F, Tewolde S, Deyessa N. Effectiveness of a culturally appropriate intervention to prevent intimate partner violence and HIV transmission among men, women, and couples in rural Ethiopia: Findings from a cluster-randomized controlled trial. PLoS Med. 2020 08; 17(8):e1003274. PMID: 32810146.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Leight J, Deyessa N, Verani F, Tewolde S, Sharma V. An intimate partner violence prevention intervention for men, women, and couples in Ethiopia: Additional findings on substance use and depressive symptoms from a cluster-randomized controlled trial. PLoS Med. 2020 08; 17(8):e1003131. PMID: 32810147.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Sharma V, Scott J, Kelly J, VanRooyen MJ. Prioritizing vulnerable populations and women on the frontlines: COVID-19 in humanitarian contexts. Int J Equity Health. 2020 05 13; 19(1):66. PMID: 32404178.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  9. Sharma V, Papaefstathiou S, Tewolde S, Amobi A, Deyessa N, Relyea B, Scott J. Khat use and intimate partner violence in a refugee population: a qualitative study in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia. BMC Public Health. 2020 May 12; 20(1):670. PMID: 32398069.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  10. Sharma V, Amobi A, Tewolde S, Deyessa N, Scott J. Displacement-related factors influencing marital practices and associated intimate partner violence risk among Somali refugees in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia: a qualitative study. Confl Health. 2020; 14:17. PMID: 32280368.
    Citations: 2     
  11. Sharma V, Leight J, Giroux N, AbdulAziz F, Nyqvist MB. "That's a woman's problem": a qualitative analysis to understand male involvement in maternal and newborn health in Jigawa state, northern Nigeria. Reprod Health. 2019 Sep 18; 16(1):143. PMID: 31533839.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Duflo E, Dupas P, Ginn T, Barasa GM, Baraza M, Pouliquen V, Sharma V. HIV prevention among youth: A randomized controlled trial of voluntary counseling and testing for HIV and male condom distribution in rural Kenya. PLoS One. 2019; 14(7):e0219535. PMID: 31361767.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  13. Leight J, Sharma V, Brown W, Costica L, Abdulaziz Sule F, Bjorkman Nyqvist M. Associations between birth kit use and maternal and neonatal health outcomes in rural Jigawa state, Nigeria: A secondary analysis of data from a cluster randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0208885. PMID: 30586441.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Doyle K, Levtov RG, Barker G, Bastian GG, Bingenheimer JB, Kazimbaya S, Nzabonimpa A, Pulerwitz J, Sayinzoga F, Sharma V, Shattuck D. Gender-transformative Bandebereho couples' intervention to promote male engagement in reproductive and maternal health and violence prevention in Rwanda: Findings from a randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2018; 13(4):e0192756. PMID: 29617375.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Moran AC, Charlet D, Madhavan S, Aruldas K, Donaldson M, Manzi F, Okuga M, Rosales A, Sharma V, Celone M, Brandes N, Sherry JM. Methodology for a mixed-methods multi-country study to assess recognition of and response to maternal and newborn illness. J Health Popul Nutr. 2017 12 21; 36(Suppl 1):51. PMID: 29297390.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Sharma V, Leight J, AbdulAziz F, Giroux N, Nyqvist MB. Illness recognition, decision-making, and care-seeking for maternal and newborn complications: a qualitative study in Jigawa State, Northern Nigeria. J Health Popul Nutr. 2017 12 21; 36(Suppl 1):46. PMID: 29297412.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Sharma V, Brown W, Kainuwa MA, Leight J, Nyqvist MB. High maternal mortality in Jigawa State, Northern Nigeria estimated using the sisterhood method. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Jun 02; 17(1):163. PMID: 28577546.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Shaheen U, Prasad DK, Sharma V, Suryaprabha T, Ahuja YR, Jyothy A, Munshi A. Significance of MDR1 gene polymorphism C3435T in predicting drug response in epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 2014 Feb; 108(2):251-6. PMID: 24300029.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Sharma V, Katz J, Mullany LC, Khatry SK, LeClerq SC, Shrestha SR, Darmstadt GL, Tielsch JM. Young maternal age and the risk of neonatal mortality in rural Nepal. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Sep; 162(9):828-35. PMID: 18762599.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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