Dr. Budhwani (boo-wah-knee) is a Professor in the Florida State University (FSU) College of Nursing (CON), Center of Population Sciences for Health Equity (CPSHE), Visiting Professor in the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), and Adjunct Faculty in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health.
As a Medical Sociologist and an Implementation Scientist, Dr. Budhwani conducts studies to address the causes and consequences of disparities among stigmatized populations that experience adverse health outcomes in resource-constrained settings. Dr. Budhwani's research is informed by sociological constructs, guided by human rights frameworks, and adopts a multidimensional view of how to address public health and clinical care inequities. She has methodological expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods research, mHealth and digital health interventions, and pragmatic clinical trial design. As a community-engaged health equity scholar, she has conducted studies with a range of underserved populations, such as adolescents and emerging adults, sexual minority men, transgender women, and minoritized racial and ethnic populations in the United States and abroad.