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Subadra Panchanadeswaran, PhD

  • Assistant Professor - Adjunct

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Information

E6137, JHSPH
Baltimore, Maryland


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PhD, University of Maryland
MSW, Tata Institute of Social Sciences


Gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS, Substance use, Intervention research on sustainability of community-based interventions, Sex workers' experiences of violence.

Honors and Awards


Fogarty International Research & Training Grant (Post-Doc.Fellow), JHSPH, 2003-2005.


2003 Ph.D. Dissertation awarded ‘Honorable Mention’ at the Society for Social Work Research’s Annual Conference., Nominated to the Society for Social Work Research’s ‘Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award’.

2001 ‘Graduate Merit Award’, University of Maryland.

1991 'Outstanding Field Work Student’, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.

  • Gender-based Violence Intimate Partner violence Cross-cultural research HIV/AIDS prevention Community-based Interventions
  • Panchanadeswaran, S., Koverola, C. (2005). The voices of battered women in India. Violence Against Women, 11 (6), 736-758.

  • Cole, R., Panchanadeswaran, S., & Daining, C. (2004). Predictors of Job Satisfaction of Licensed Social Workers: Perceived Efficacy as a Mediator of the Relationship between Workload and Job Satisfaction. Journal of Social Service Research, 31(1), 1-12.

  • Koverola, C., & Panchanadeswaran, S. (2003). Intervention with women of color: Intersection of victimization and cultural diversity. In Kendall-Tackett, K. (Ed.). Health Effects of Family Violence. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Natarajan, S. (1999). Violence Against Women—Wife Battering in Chennai. Economic and Political Weekly, 28-33.

  • Panchanadeswaran, S., & McCloskey, L.A. Predicting the timing of women’s departure from abusive relationships. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. (accepted).