Bisakha Sen, PhD

Professor
bsen@uab.edu
Office: 
Ryals 330F
Biography: 

Dr. Bisakha (Pia) Sen is tenured Professor in Healthcare Organization and Policy. She specializes in Health Economics, Health Policy and Health Services Research. Her primary interest is investigating the determinants of health for vulnerable populations, with a focus on the role of policy and interventions at institutional, state and federal levels. Dr. Sen's research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including New England Journal of Medicine, Health Services Research, JAMA Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Social Science & Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, Journal of Health Economics and Health Economics. Her research has been funded by NIH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Alabama Children’s Health Insurance Program, Alabama Medicaid and the Jefferson County Department of Health. Dr. Sen teaches classes on Health Economics and Empirical Methods for Health Services Research in the School of Public Health. She also teaches Health Economics in the Executive MSHA program, and Regression Methods in the Executive Doctoral program in the School of Health Professions. She was a recipient of the UAB Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Mentorship Award in 2012, and a finalist for UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in the same year.

Dr. Sen joined UAB and moved to Birmingham in 2002. She is deeply involved with the local community. She is director of the well-known multi-cultural dance group 'Notinee', a member-sponsor of the Indian Cultural Society @ Birmingham Museum of Art, and part of the Board of Directors of The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham and the Alabama Dance Council. She and her husband (Mr Sanjeev Chaudhuri) were 2015 recipients of the B-metro Fusion Awards presented by the city of Birmingham.

Selected Media Articles:
Preventive Dental: NYtimes
(https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/30/upshot/surprisingly-little-evidence-for-the-usual-wisdom-about-teeth.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0) B-metro Fusion Awards Article
(http://b-metro.com/fusion2015/23428/)
Racial Disparities in Obesity
(http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/04/veggies_and_fruits_help_black.html) Crowdfunding for Gun Violence Research
Selected Research Projects For Alabama ALL Kids
https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/allkids/research.html
(http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/06/crowdfunding_uab_researcher_me.html)

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