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Reproductive Sociology Research Group


Nina Patel is an MPhil student in the Department of Sociology. While at the University of Cambridge, Nina’s research interests include the evaluation of international reproductive health policy. Her current research project explores the lasting health implications of the U.S. international reproductive health policy, The Global Gag Rule, upon women in developing countries. More largely, her research aims to uncover how restrictive blanket policies affect populations differently based on cultural perceptions of abortion services.

Before coming to Cambridge University, she obtained her MS in the Science of Health Care Delivery and a BA in Global Health at Arizona State University where she spent her time researching women’s mental health in Nepal post-earthquake, founded the Global Women’s Health Initiative, was a Leadership Scholarship recipient, and served as a United Nation’s Millennium Fellowship Campus Director working towards advancing Sustainable Development Goal 3 (to promote good health) and Sustainable Development Goal 5 (to reduce maternal mortality).

MPhil Candidate 2021