Nidhi Khosla Faculty Profile

Nidhi  Khosla

Associate Professor

Department of Public Health

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My research concerns access to care among vulnerable populations and reducing health disparities. My current research focuses on increasing access to and satisfaction with end-of-life care among minorities, especially persons of South Asian origin. I have also researched organizational behavior such as collaboration among HIV agencies.

MEDIA COVERAGE OF MY RESEARCH (select examples):

Audio clip on KBIA
http://kbia.org/post/university-mo-study-finds-more-americans-are-planning-end-life#stream/0

News articles
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-07-south-asians-reluctant-medication-pain.html
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/south-asians-in-us-reluctant-to-report-pain-115072400530_1.html
http://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/study-points-to-need-to-share-end-of-life-wish/article_5bfb621e-0f91-11e5-bfbb-572da2f314e9.html
http://www.futurity.org/food-banks-public-assistance-953902/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150416132337.htm
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-06-clients-lost-safety-net-agencies.html

  • PhD, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • MPH, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fall Semester 2021
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
HSC 35003Health Behavior Educ TheoryTU4:15PM5:30PMAE-0277Hayward Campus
HSC 4001EHealth Policy ResearchM10:00AM11:40AMSC-N108Hayward Campus
HSC 4001FHealth Policy ResearchW10:00AM11:40AMSC-N206Hayward Campus
HSC 45001Health CommunicationTU1:15PM2:30PMMI-2002Hayward Campus

Article(s) Published in Refereed Journals 

19. Guzzardo, M.T., Khosla, N., Adams, A.L., Bussmann, J.D., Engelman, A., Ingraham, N., Gamba, R., Jones-Bey, A., Moore, M.D., Toosi, N.R., & Taylor, S. (2020). “The ones that care make all the difference”: Perspectives on student-faculty relationships”. Journal of Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10755-020-09522-w

18. Govil, D. & Khosla, N. (2020). Concordance in spousal reports of current contraceptive use in India. Journal of Biosocial Science, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932020000437

17. Khosla, N., Gamba, R., Taylor, S., Adediji, L., Bovey, J., Engelman, A., Jones-Bey, A., Lan, T.K., Vo, H., Washington, V., & Inch, E. (2020). Academic goal-setting among college students experiencing food insecurity, housing instability, and other challenges in a diverse public university. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 29:1, 3-15, doi: 10.1080/10530789.2020.1678810.

16. Washington K.W., Khosla, N., &, Lero, C. (2019). US providers’ perceptions of the psychosocial needs of seriously ill patients of South Asian origin: Implications for health social work. Health and Social Work, 44(3):177–184. https://doi.org/10.1093/hsw/hlz015

15. Khosla, N., Washington, K.W., Mukherjea, A., & Aslakson, R (2019). Healthcare providers’ perspectives on decision making among seriously ill patients of South Asian origin in the United States. Journal of Palliative Care, 34(3): 181-188. doi: 10.1177/0825859719829480. [Epub ahead of print].

14. Khosla, N., Washington, K.W., Shaunfield, S., & Aslakson, R (2017). Communication challenges and strategies of US health professionals caring for seriously ill South Asian patients and their families. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2017 Mar 2. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2016.0167

13. Shen, H.W., & Khosla, N. (2016) Does volunteering experience influence advance care planning in old age?. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 59(5):423-438.

12. Khosla, N., Marsteller, J.A., Hsu, J.A., & Elliott, D.E. (2016). Exploring collaboration among HIV agencies through combining network theory and relational coordination. Social Science & Medicine. 150:85-94. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.12.006.

11. Jain, K.M., Maulsby, C.H., Kinsky, S., Khosla, N., Charles,V., Riordan,M., Holtgrave, D.R. (2016). Exploring changes in interagency collaboration following AIDS United’s Positive Charge, a five site HIV linkage and retention in care program. Health Education & Behavior, 43(6):674-682.

10. Khosla, N., & Zachary, I. (2016). Perspectives of HIV agencies on what constitutes an ideal system of HIV prevention, treatment and care. AIDS Care, 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]

09. Kabel, A., Khosla, N., & Teti, M. (2015). The dog narratives: Benefits of the human–animal bond for women with HIV. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 14(4): 405-416. DOI: 10.1080/15381501.2013.860069

08. Khosla, N., Kennedy, C., Winch, P., Latkin, C., & Marsteller, J. A. (2015). Impact of closure of a safety net HIV case management agency. World Medical & Health Policy, 7(2) 121-136.

07. Khosla, N., Washington, K.W., & Regunath, H (2015).  Factors influencing South Asians’ attitudes toward pain management at end of life. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. 33(9):849-857

06. Khosla N., Curl, A., & Washington K.W. (2015) Trends in engagement in advance care planning behaviors and the role of socioeconomic status. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 33(7):651-7. doi: 10.1177/1049909115581818.

05. Khosla, N., Marsteller, J.A., & Holtgrave, D. (2013). The use of memoranda of understanding in fostering inter-agency collaboration: a qualitative study of health services agencies serving vulnerable populations in Baltimore, USA. Health Services Management Research, 26(4), 126-136. doi: 10.1177/0951484814525599

04. Sharma, R.K., Khosla, N., Tulsky, J.A., & Carrese, J.A. (2012). Traditional expectations versus US realities: first- and second-generation Asian Indian perspectives on end-of-life care. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 27(3), 311-7. doi: 10.1007/s11606-011-1890-7

03. Khosla, N., Juon, H.S., Kirk, G.D., Astemborski, J., & Mehta, S.H. (2011). Correlates of non-medical prescription drug use among a cohort of injection drug users in Baltimore City. Addictive Behaviors, 36 (12), 1282-1287. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.07.046.

02. Khosla N. (2009). The ready-made garments industry in Bangladesh: A means to reducing gender-based social exclusion of women?  Journal of International Women's StudiesSpecial Issue: Islam and Gender in Asia 2009, 11(1). Available at http://www.bridgew.edu/SoAS/jiws/Nov09/Nidhi.pdf

01. Khosla N. (2009) HIV/AIDS interventions in Bangladesh: what can application of a social exclusion framework tell us? Journal of Health Population and Nutrition, 27(4), 587-97.


Professional Presentations International-level

2020                             Oral Presentation: Khosla, N., Engelman, A., & Taylor, S. Faculty-student interactions: how can you tip the balance towards fostering student success? Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, USA, March 2020.

2019                            Oral Presentation: Taylor, S., & Khosla, N. Goal attainment in college students from underprivileged backgrounds. The International Consortium for Social Development’s 21st Biennial International Conference, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, July 2019.

2019                           Oral Presentation: Taylor, S., Kashinath, S., Khosla, N., & Gamba, R. Going to college with a disability: Building on strengths and addressing challenges to support student success at the Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, USA, March 2019.

Professional Presentations National-level

2019                           Panel Presentation: Taylor, S., Maguire, J. Crutchfield, R., Hermoso, J., Graham, J., Inch, E., Jones-Bey, A., Adediji, L., Bovey, J., Engelman, A., Gamba, R., Khosla,  N., Kwan Lan, T., Bergeron, S., Lindfors, A., Ingram, D., Scharberg, M., Scudder, C., Vang, D.T., Padilla, N.D., & Meyer-Adams, N. Basic needs in a statewide university system: Meeting students where they are. Contributor to a panel presentation to be delivered by colleagues at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.

2019                          Oral Presentation: Ingraham, N., & Rush Woods, D. Supporting students with complex and overlapping challenges through a mixed methods learning collaborative. Contributor to a presentation to be delivered by colleagues at the Annual National Women’s Studies Association, San Francisco, California.

2019                        Poster Presentation: Govil, D., & Khosla, N. Concordance in Spousal Reports of Current Contraceptive Use in India at the Population Association of America     meeting, April 2019. This presentation could not be made as the university was not able to support travel to Texas where the conference was being held.

2019                         Poster Presentation: Khosla, N., Richardson, O., Ortiz, A., & Maghrbi, E. South Asian youths’ voices regarding healthcare in the US, at the American Public Health Association meeting, Philadelphia, Nov 2019. (Co authors: Student mentees and 2019 Bachelor of Health Sciences graduates)

2019                          Oral Presentation: Ortiz, A., Khosla, N., Richardson, O., & Maghrbi, E. Perspectives of South Asian Youth on integrative, complementary and traditional health practices, at the American Public Health Association meeting, Philadelphia, Nov 2019. (Co authors: Student mentees and 2019 Bachelor of Health Sciences graduates)

2017                            Oral Presentation:  Khosla, N., Washington K.W., Mukherjea, A., & Aslakson, R.(2017). Healthcare providers' perspectives on decision making challenges among seriously ill South Asians. American Public Health Association annual meeting, Atlanta, Nov 2017.

 2017                            Oral Presentation: Washington, K. T., Lero, C. M., & Khosla, N. Psychosocial issues affecting the care of seriously ill patients of South Asian origin. Paper presented at the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network General Assembly, Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 2017.

 2016                            Oral Presentation: Khosla, N. Social isolation in Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. 8th Biennial Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Health Conference. New York University School of Medicine Center for the Study of Asian American Health, New York, Sep 2016.

 2016                           Round table Presentation:  Khosla, N., Washington, K.W., Shaunfield, S., & Aslakson, R. Communication challenges and strategies of US Health Professionals caring for seriously ill South Asian patients and their families. American Public Health Association annual meeting, Denver, Nov 2016.

 2015                           Poster Presentation:  Khosla, N., & Washington K.W. Factors influencing South Asians' attitudes toward pain management at end of life. American Public Health Association annual meeting, Chicago.

 2015                            Poster Presentation: Jain, K., Maulsby, C., Kinsky, S., Khosla, N., Charles, V.E., Riordan, M., Nortrup, E., & Holtgrave, D.R. Exploring changes in interagency collaboration following Positive Charge, a five site HIV linkage and retention in care program.  American Public Health Association annual meeting, Chicago.

2015                            Poster Presentation: Shen, H.W., & Khosla, N. Does volunteering experience influence advance directive completion in old age? The Gerontological Society of America, Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando.

2014                            Poster Presentation: Khosla, N., Curl, A., & Washington K.W. “Advance care planning among older adults: Does social stratification play a role?” at From Health Promotion to End-of-Life Concerns session, Social Research, Policy, and Practice section, Gerontological Society of America, Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington D.C.

 2014                            Poster Presentation: Khosla, N., & Marsteller, J.A. “Analysis of inter-agency coordination among HIV agencies through dual use of social network techniques and relational coordination” at Community-Based HIV prevention session, HIV/AIDS section, American Public Health Association annual meeting, New Orleans.

 2014                            Oral Presentation: Khosla, N.Managing unintended consequences of inter-agency collaboration” at Collaborative improvement efforts in health administration – I session, Health Administration section, American Public Health Association annual meeting, New Orleans.

2014                            Round table presentation: Khosla, N.Local Ryan White HIV Planning Councils as interfaces between local public health department and HIV agencies” at Health administration round table: Innovations in health administration session, Health Administration section, American Public Health Association annual meeting, New Orleans.

 2014                            Poster Presentation:  Khosla, N., Curl, A., & Washington K.W. “Increasing prevalence of advance directive completion in a nationally representative study” at Health services research and health economics session, Medical Care section, American Public Health Association annual meeting, New Orleans.

 2013                            Oral Presentation: Khosla, N., & Marsteller, J.A. “Cracked or connected: An exploration of the network of HIV service agencies in Baltimore” at Community-based linkages in HIV session, HIV/AIDS section, American Public Health Association annual meeting, Boston.

 2012                            Poster Presentation: Khosla, N., & Marsteller, J.A. “Do we need one stop shops or smaller agencies? Views of HIV service agencies on how to best serve clients” at Access to Care and Health Inequities session ,  Health Administration section, American Public Health Association annual meeting, San Francisco.

 2011                            Oral Presentation: Khosla, N., & Marsteller, J.A. “[Collaboration] in the field of HIV is not nice, it is necessary”: Issues in inter-agency collaboration among HIV service agencies” at the Student Paper Award Session organized by the Medical Care Section, American Public Health Association annual meeting, Washington DC.

 2011                            Oral Presentation: Khosla, N., & Marsteller, J.A. “For our clients, that was gold”: The role played by a central agency in an HIV services network and the consequences of its closure for the community” at the Effective Planning and Policy Development Towards Improving Mind, Body and Community Health session, American Public Health Association annual meeting, Washington DC

2011                            Poster Presentation: Khosla, N., & Marsteller, J.A. “How do HIV-service agencies themselves conceptualize an ideal system of HIV prevention, care and treatment?” HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies, American Public Health Association annual meeting, Washington DC

2011                            Poster Presentation: Khosla, N. “Memorandum of understanding (MOUs): A nuisance or a useful strategy for fostering collaboration among HIV/AIDS service agencies?” Public Health Interest Group Meeting, AcademyHealth annual meeting, Seattle, WA.

2011                            Poster Presentation: Sharma, R.K., Khosla, N., Tulsky, J.A., & Carrese, J.A. “Views on End-of-Life Care among South Asians Living in the U.S.” Society of General Internal Medicine 34th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

 Professional Presentations- State-level

 2016                            Poster Presentation: Khosla, N., Washington K.W., Mukherjea A., & Mahendra, N. Healthcare providers' perspectives about palliative care needs among South Asians. Engaging the Next Generation. First National Symposium on Academic Palliative Care Education and Research. CSU Institute for Palliative Care, San Marcos.

2014                            Poster Presentation:  Khosla, N., Curl, A., & Washington K.W. Predicting advance care planning among older adults: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study. 24th Annual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference, Columbia, Missouri.

 Professional Presentations Local-level

 2010                            Poster Presentation: Khosla, N., Juon, H.S., Kirk, G.D., Astemborski, J., & Mehta, S.H. “ Correlates of prescription drug abuse among a cohort of injection drug users in Baltimore City” at “The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Fourth Annual Conference for the Dissemination of Student Research on Addictions, Infectious Disease, and Public Health”

 2007                            Oral Presentation: Khosla, N. “Globalization and human trafficking: some implications for North Carolina” at the Navigating the Global American South Conference, North Carolina.

 2007                            Oral Presentation: Khosla, N. “Social Exclusion and HIV in Bangladesh” at the Spring Conference of the UNC-Duke Rotary Peace Center at Duke University, North Carolina.

 2006                            Poster presentation: Khosla, N. “Interdisciplinary perspectives on sex trafficking” exhibited at the conference on ‘Sexual Trafficking: Breaking the Crisis of Silence’, organized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

GRANT APPLICATIONS FUNDED

2017                            Faculty Support grant, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, California State University, East Bay. $ 4972.

2017                            Quality Matters grant, Office of Online campus, California State University, East Bay. $ 2500.

2016                            Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Development grant. Office of University Diversity, California State University, East Bay. $ 1500.

2013-2014                   Patient Centered End-of-Life Care for Culturally Diverse Groups. Awarded by Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive grant. University of Missouri-Columbia $3000

 Other Professional Engagement

2016 Symposium organizer and discussant, oral session on Healthcare Challenges Facing South Asians Elders in South Asia or the United States, Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, New Orleans
2015 Moderator, oral session on Health-related decision making, Aging and Public Health section, American Public Health Association annual meeting, Chicago
2013 Moderator, round table session on HIV interventions for marginalized and vulnerable populations, HIV/AIDS section, American Public Health Association annual meeting, Boston.

Grant review

2017 Invited Scientific Reviewer. Addressing Disparities cycle. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

Peer-Review for Scientific Journals
2010-present
1. Addiction Journal
2. AIDS Care
3. American Journal of Public Health
4. Ex-Aqueo, the scientific Journal of APEM – Portuguese Women’s Studies Association
5. Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS– SAHARA-J
6. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services
7. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology
8. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research
9. Journal of Palliative Medicine
10. Microorganisms
11. PLOS ONE
12. Qualitative Health Research
13. Quality Management in Health Care
14. Social Indicators Research
15. Western Journal of Nursing Research
16. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless
17. Culture, Health and Sexuality

HONORS AND AWARDS

2017                            Invited Scientific Reviewer, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Addressing Disparities cycle

2017                            Full Scholarship to 2017 RAND Summer Institute on Aging, awarded by RAND Corporation, Santa Monica

2015                            American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Research Scholar

2014                            Honorable mention for the James G. Zimmer New Investigator Research Award, presented by the Aging and Public Health section, American Public Health Association

2011                            Student Paper Award, presented by the Medical Care Section, American Public Health Association

2011                            HBS Distinguished Research Award, awarded by the Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore,  MD, USA

2011                            Student Scholarship for the AcademyHealth Conference, Seattle, Washington, USA, awarded by Public Health Systems Research Interest Group, AcademyHealth, Washington DC, USA

2010                             HBS Distinguished Research Award, awarded by the Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

2007-12                       Sommer Scholarship, awarded by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2006                            Robert Verhalen Endowed Scholarship in Injury Prevention / Trauma Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2006                            Second prize for academic poster on ‘Interdisciplinary perspectives on sex trafficking’ exhibited at the conference on ‘Sexual Trafficking: Breaking the Crisis of Silence’, organized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2005-07                       Rotary World Peace Fellowship, awarded by Rotary International