Sanyukta Mathur

Sanyukta Mathur

Sanyukta Mathur

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health


60 Haven Ave, B-3
New York City NY USA 10032


Dr. Mathur is a social scientist with a strong interest in the influence of social and structural forces on health-seeking behaviors, particularly among youth. Her work has focused on fertility desires, adolescent reproductive health, HIV-related stigma and discrimination, HIV and AIDS, livelihoods and social transitions issues in South Asia and East Africa.


DrPH, 2012, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
MHS, 1999, Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health
BSc, 1997, University of Maryland at Colelge Park

Other Affiliations

Member, American Public Health Association
Member, Population Association of America

Honors & Awards

Alan Rosenfield Scholar in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Select Publications

Higgins J., Mathur S., Nakyanjo N., Eckel E., Sekamwa R., Namatovu J., Kelly L., Nalugoda F., Santelli J.S. (2014) The Importance of Relationship Dynamics in HIV Transmission: Results from a Qualitative Case-Control Study in Rakai, Uganda. American Journal of Public Health, 104(4), 612-620. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301670.
Lagone E, Mathur S, Nakyanjo N, Nalugoda F, Santelli J. (2014). Public discourse on HIV and AIDS: an archival analysis of national newspaper. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning;14(5):556-567.
Santelli J.S., Edelstein Z.R., Mathur S., Wei Y., Zhang W., Orr M.G., Higgins J.A., Nalugoda F., Gray R.H., Wawer M.J. and Serwadda D.M. (2013) Behavioral, Biological, and Demographic Risk and Protective Factors for New HIV Infections among Youth, Rakai, Uganda. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 63 (3): 393-400. PMID: 23535293.
Malhotra, A, Mathur S, Pande R, and E Roca. 2005. Nepal: The Distributional Impact of Participatory Approaches on Reproductive Health for Disadvantaged Youths, in Reaching The Poor With Health, Nutrition and Population Services: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why. Gwatkin, D and A. Wagstaff and A. Yazbeck, ed. Washington, DC: World Bank, 211-239.
Mathur, S, Mehta, M. and A Malhotra. 2004. Youth Reproductive Health in Nepal: Is Participation the Answer? Washington, DC and New York: International Center for Research on Women and EngenderHealth.
Mathur, S, Greene, M, and A Malhotra. 2003. Too Young To Wed: The Lives, Rights, and Health of Young Women. Washington, DC: International Center for Research on Women.
Nyblade L, Pande, R, Mathur, S, MacQuarrie K, Kidd R, Banteyerga H, Kidanu A, Kilonzo G, Mbwambo J, and V Bond. 2003. Disentangling HIV and AIDS stigma in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Zambia. Washington, DC: International Center for Research on Women.
Esim, S, Malhotra, A, Mathur, S, Duron, G, and C Johnson-Welch. 2001. Making it work: Linking Youth Reproductive Health and Livelihoods. Washington, DC: International Center for Research on Women.
Mathur, S, Malhotra, A, and M. Mehta. 2001. Adolescent Girls - Life Aspirations and Reproductive Health. Reproductive Health Matters, vol. 9 (17), May.

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