Jhumka Gupta, ScD, is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on gender-based violence against women and girls (e.g. intimate partner violence, sex trafficking). Specifically, she investigates the mental and reproductive health implications of gender-based violence, and conducts intervention studies aimed at reducing violence against women. Her primary focus is with vulnerable populations, both within and outside of the United States, and includes refugees, immigrants, and communities impacted by conflict. She has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications on these topics. In addition to research, Dr. Gupta has served as Assistant Director of a women’s health program in rural Haiti and she has also been involved with several immigrant advocacy organizations.
George Mason University