Sheila Desai awarded grant by SFP

June 12, 2018 | SPH Accolades

Sheila Desai

Sheila Desai

Doctoral student, Sheila Desai, has been awarded an Emerging Scholars in Family Planning grant by the Society for Family Planning. This grant is intended to support graduate-level research focused on advancing access to safe abortion or preventing unintended pregnancy in the United States. The award seeks to support individuals with a demonstrated commitment to family planning research and provide opportunities for integrating emerging scholars into the sexual and reproductive health community.

Desai’s dissertation research is focused on understanding access to and use of abortion services among Asian and immigrant populations in the United States. “I am excited for the opportunity and mentorship to contribute to the scholarship on the reproductive health needs and priorities of these groups,” says Desai.