Tasleem J Padamsee, PhD
College of Public Health
Tasleem Padamsee, PhD, is a member of the Cancer Control Program at the OSUCCC – James where she brings a sociological and public-health perspective to cancer prevention research.Padamsee’s recent work includes a multi-method study of how diverse women who are at elevated risk for breast cancer make prevention decisions and the subsequent effect on their health. Using theoretical and methodological tools from sociology, the Daughter Sister Mother Project offers insights, gained from high-risk women themselves, into academic and clinical knowledge about how best to care for them. Her prior work involved an extensive and in-depth comparative study of how HIV/AIDS policies have been made in the United States and the United Kingdom over the past 30 years. This research draws on more than 200 original interviews with national-level policy makers and it is the subject of a book manuscript under development. Dr. Padamsee has authored and co-authored numerous articles appearing in nationally and internationally recognized publications, including Breast Cancer Research, Social Science & Medicine, Journal of Health Psychology and Social Politics. Her research has been funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute, National Science Foundation, Reed Foundation and Wellcome Trust.