Tasleem J Padamsee, PhD
College of Public Health
Tasleem Padamsee, PhD, is a member of the Cancer Control Program at OSUCCC – James, where she brings a sociological and public health perspective to cancer prevention research.Her recent work includes a multi-method study of how diverse women at elevated risk for breast cancer make prevention decisions and the subsequent effect on their health. Using theoretical and methodological tools from sociology, Dr. Padamsee’s Daughter Sister Mother project brings insights from high-risk women themselves into academic and clinical knowledge about how best to care for them. Her prior work involved an extensive 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 is the subject of a book manuscript under development. Dr. Padamsee has authored and co-authored numerous articles appearing in well-respected 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.