Sneha Challa, MPH, is a PhD student in the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health, Global Health track. She is working with Dr. Jay Silverman at the Center for Gender Equity and Health as a Prodoctoral Fellow. Her research interests include adolescent sexual and reproductive health, social norms, and gender equity.
Sneha grew up in the Bay Area in California. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of California San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International studies. A minor in healthcare social issues and several trips working and volunteering abroad inspired her interest in the public health field. She earned an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education with a certificate in Global Health from the University of Michigan. During this time she worked extensively on a project that sought to better understand stigma as it relates to adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Ghana.
Most recently, Sneha worked in the office of Population and Reproductive Health at USAID on a large-scale systematic review of gender integration into sexual and reproductive health interventions. She looks forward to developing a breadth and depth of knowledge in public health while working to better understand the role that social norms play in access to and quality of sexual and reproductive health globally.