HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES

School of Health and Human Sciences

Sudha Shreeniwas, PhD
Associate Professor
PhD, University of Michigan
Office: Stone 147
Phone: 336-484-1856
Email: s_shreen@uncg.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

My research interests focus on adults and older persons. I examine how familial and societal contexts influence health and well being over the life course, especially among ethnic minority immigrants and refugees in the US. I am also interested in how participatory arts affects wellbeing among seniors with cognitive symptoms.

I look at gender differences in health care use and health outcomes in India. Most of my work is interdisciplinary, and is based on Community Engaged Participatory Action Research methodology. For more information about my work, please click on the appropriate part of the image below.

I welcome graduate and undergraduate students interested in the associations between Family Relationships and Health, and those who want to gain exposure to community-engaged approaches and mixed research methods. Please contact me if you are interested in my ongoing projects or in my research group.

ARTMAIL

ARTmail for Alzheimer’s is a partnership project between The Creative Aging Network (CANNC) and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS). Follow this link for more information.

MONTAGNARD HYPERTENSION RESEARCH PROJECT

This community-engaged, multi-disciplinary, participatory project examines how family relationships are related to cardiovascular health among adults in an ethnic minority refugee community in the Greensboro area. We partner with community members, other UNCG Departments (PHE, NTR), and other area higher education institutions. Please click this link for an overview.

Selected Publications

Note: As of 1996 I publish under the name S. Sudha
My Scholarly Profile

Edited Volumes

  • Mutran, E. J. and Sudha S. (2001). Research on Aging [Special Issue: Aging and Health in a Multiethnic Society].

Recent Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

*Undergraduate student co-authors; **Graduate student co-authors; #Community partner co-authors

** Bailey, S., and Sudha, S. (2021). Too Little, Too Late? Can an Integrated Empathy-Building Intervention Shift Gero-Attitudes for Undergraduates in an Online Course? accepted in Gerontology and Geriatrics Education https://doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2021.1913412

Al Amin, S., Morrison, S. D., & Sudha, S. (2020). Small and Invisible, Yet Strong and Impactful: North Carolina’s Montagnard Community Responds to COVID-19. North Carolina Medical Journal81(6), 408-408. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18043/ncm.81.6.408

** G. Bani Melhem, D. Wallace, J. Adams, R. Ross, S. Sudha (2020) Advance Care Planning Engagement Among Muslim Community-Dwelling Adults Living in The United States of America The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing 22(6). doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000690

MM Malotky, *K Mayes, *K Price, *G Smith, *S Mann, *M Guinyard, S Veale, #*H’L Mlo, #*L Siuh, #*V Ksor, #A J Young, M B Nsonwu, S D Morrison, S Sudha, KM Bernot (2020) Fostering Inclusion through an Inter-institutional, Community-engaged, Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education April 2020 21(1) pp 1-13 doi:10.1128/jmbe.v21i1.1939

*E. H. Eckemoff, S. Sudha, **D. Wang. (2018) Attitudes toward end of life care among older Russian immigrants Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology 33(3), 229-245 DOI 10.1007/s10823-018-9353-9 Online First: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10823-018-9353-9

D. Morrison, S. Sudha, Andrew Young, #Y Bhim Nie, #H Wier Siu, #*H’Yua Adrong, and **Janet Sayers. (2018) When community calls, we collaborate! Implementing a Community-based participatory research project with the multi-language Montagnard refugee community Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 2(12) 179-186 doi:10.1353/cpr.2018.0038

Sudha, Sharon D. Morrison, Kenneth J. Gruber. (2017). ‘Beneficioso y Una Prioridad’: Latina Women’s Perceptions About HIV Testing American Journal of Health Behavior2017;41(1):3-15 DOI: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.41.1.1

**K. E. Massengale, S. D. Morrison, S. Sudha. (2016). Community Health Advocate Identified Enablers of HIV Testing for Latina Immigrant Women. AIDS Education and Prevention 28(4):312-327

Sudha and S. D. Morrison. (2016). Enhancing gerontology interest among MPH students: Is adding aging to international service learning effective? (2016). Pedagogy in Health Promotion 2(2):137-143DOI: 10.1177/2373379915625073

Sudha, SD Morrison, *Emma H. Thomas, *Samantha Herrera, *Carolina Ruiz. (2015) ¿Qué te parece?: Pre-testing an HIV Testing Enablers Diagnostic Tool among Hispanic/ Latino Immigrant Women. Hispanic Health Care International 13(3) 131-139 http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1540-4153.13.3.131

Sharon D. Morrison, S. Sudha, *Samantha Herrera, *Carolina Ruiz, *Emma H. Thomas. (2014). En sus proprias palabras (in their own words): Eliciting Latina women’s perspectives on enablers of HIV testing using freelisting Health Education Journal November 2014 DOI: 10.1177/0017896914559786

Sudha. (2014) Immigrant adaptation, family relations, and elder care use of older Asian Indians in North Carolina. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology,29:97-107DOI 10.1007/s10823-013-9220-7

Sudha, #Miller L, *Thomas EH, and **Chia E. (2013) A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Evaluation of the ARTmail Senior Art Project among Seniors with Cognitive Limitations in North Carolina International Public Health Journal 2013;5(3).

Sudha, S., and Morrison, S.D. (2011). Marital violence and women’s reproductive health care in Uttar Pradesh, India. Women’s Health Issues May-June 2011Volume 21, Issue 3, May–June 2011, Pages 214–221

Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries

*Undergraduate student co-authors; **Graduate student co-authors; #Community partner co-authors

  • S. Sudha, #Lia Miller, *Emma H. Thomas and **Edward Chia (2013) A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Evaluation of the ARTmail Senior Art Project among Seniors with Cognitive Limitations in North Carolina in Building Community Capacity: Case Examples from Around the World Chapter 13 pp. 151-164 Editors Rosemary M. Caron and Joav Merrick New York: Nova Publishers.
  • S. Sudha and S. Irudaya Rajan. (2007). Is Son Preference Emerging Among the Nayars of Kerala in Southern India Chapter pp 267-294 in WATERING THE NEIGHBOUR’S GARDEN: THE GROWING DEMOGRAPHIC FEMALE DEFICIT IN ASIA eds. Isabelle Attane and Christophe Guilmoto Paris: CICRED Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography Paris 2007
  • S. Sudha, S. Khanna, S. Irudaya Rajan. (2009). Traditions in Transformation: Emerging Son Preference Attitudes Among Nairs of Kerala in Unwanted Daughters: Gender Discrimination in Modern India Eds.: T.V. Sekher and N. Hatti, Jaipur and New Delhi: Rawat Publications, India.

Research Reports

Sudha S., Morrison S.D., **Adegbesan I., **Al-Amin S., **Birabwa J., *Baity A. (2021) Needs Assessment of older adults in two refugee communities in Greensboro: A detailed report Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Department of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Submitted to CNNC, UNCG-ICEE, and PTRC-AAA.

  1. Sudha and #N. Khadka (2020)Knowledge of and resources for elder abuse and neglect in diverse language refugee communities in Greensboro, NC,Technical Report submitted to CDLC UNCG, and to Institute for Peace and Harmony, Greensboro NC
  2. Sudha, L. Miller, J. D. Labban (2018)“From pain to paint”: a systematic evaluation of ARTmail for Alzheimer’s, a structured participatory visual arts program for seniors with cognitive symptoms”Final Research Product Report for the NEA grant 15-3800-7013 submitted to the National Endowment for the Arts
  3. Sudha, S. Morrison, A. Young,H Adrong (2016)“This is health for all!”Technical report of the 2016 Montagnard Health Fair planned and conducted by the Montagnard Health Disparities Network submitted to the CDLC, UNCG.
  4. Sudha. (2014).Report on event titled “How Far Is Too Far? Raising Awareness On Sexual Assault Among South Asian Immigrants in North Carolina”North Carolina: Kiran Inc. organized by Kiran Inc, March 2014.