Scholar in Residence
Department of Sociology
PhD Sociology, Duke University BA Sociology, Delhi University
Monica Biradavolu joined AU in 2010 and is affiliated to the Department of Sociology and the Center on Health, Risk and Society (CHRS). She holds a PhD in Sociology from Duke University and a BA in Sociology from Delhi University. She has previously held postdoctoral positions at Yale University’s Center on Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) and Duke University’s Global Health Institute (DGHI). She is the CEO and Founder of QualAnalytics. She has over 10 years’ experience as a qualitative researcher and has conducted and managed teams on ethnographic studies. Her research spans a wide variety of issues including HIV/AIDS, gender, stigma, mental health, immigration and globalization, hi-tech entrepreneurship and institutional reform. She specializes in working with interdisciplinary teams and has, over the course of her career, worked with public health specialists, legal scholars, economists and psychiatrists, in addition to sociologists. Her publications have appeared in Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Global Health, AIDS, AIDS Care and Public Health Reports.