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Avanti Adhia ScD

Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing department. I received my doctorate in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. The goal of my research is to prevent interpersonal violence by (1) understanding its causes and consequences and (2) evaluating the role of laws, policies and interventions in reducing violence. I use multiple, interdisciplinary methods to examine the social and structural determinants of intimate partner violence and sexual violence, primarily among adolescents and young adults. I am an interdisciplinary researcher committed to conducting research that promotes social justice, maximizes human well-being, and engages communities to enhance the health of marginalized populations.

ScD Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard University, 2018
BS Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, 2011

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?
I love the breadth and depth of expertise across the school that enables interdisciplinary teams of researchers that are committed to health equity.


Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Health Equity
  • Lifespan Health
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University of Washington School of Nursing
Dept of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing
Box 357262
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195

Office: T 517D