Research Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine
School of Medicine
Research Coordinator, Center for Faculty Excellence
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sohini Sengupta is a public health researcher with over 20 years of experience in HIV/AIDS research. Her other research interests include domestic violence, stigma, research and clinical ethics, and health disparities. As a junior faculty member within the Department of Social Medicine, Dr. Sengupta received a Career (KO1) Development Award in Research Ethics from NIAID that allowed her to explore issues relating to vulnerable populations and informed consent within the context of HIV-related clinical trials. Dr. Sengupta also was a Co-Investigator on three NIH grants to examine: (1) the relationship between stigma and delay in seeking care among TB patients in southern Thailand; (2) strengthening capacity-building of social science researchers working on HIV/AIDS issues in China; and (3) exploring how to increase enrollment of racial/ethnic minorities into AIDS clinical trials in rural communities in North Carolina. Currently, Dr. Sengupta received a year-long, HPDP-funded small grant to develop and pilot tools to evaluate hospital-based domestic violence programs. Dr. Sengupta is a faculty engaged scholar through the Carolina Center for Public Service.
Dr. Sengupta holds a PhD in health behavior and health education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. She also completed an ethics fellowship at the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities.