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Aditi Srivastav

Public Health Researcher and Strategist, Children's Trust of South Carolina

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About Aditi

Srivastav's research focuses on adverse childhood experiences, prevention of maltreatment, public opinion on issues affecting children, and risk behavior engagement. Srivastav's writings overarching themes  include understanding ways to alleviate health inequities through early childhood experiences and the role of systemic inequities in public health outcomes. Srivastav serves on several local boards and committees including the City of Columbia's Complete Count Committee, The State Newspaper's Opinion Advisory Board, Columbia Opportunity Resource and Richland County Public Education Partners.

In the News

"So Who Gets to Belong in Today’s American South? It’s a Question We Need to Answer," Aditi Srivastav, Opinion, The State, October 23, 2020.
"Sound Off: COVID-19 Crisis Gives SC a Chance to Be Truly Resilient," Aditi Srivastav, The Post and Courier Company, August 19, 2020.
"Sound Off: How to Be Pro-economy and Pro-public Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic," Aditi Srivastav, The Post and Courier Company, August 19, 2020.

Publications

"Legislator Perspectives on Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences in South Carolina," Children’s Trust of South Carolina, 2018.

Examines legislator perspectives on adverse childhood experiences.

"Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Access Are Associated with Adverse Childhood Experiences" (with Chelsea L. Richard, Colby Kipp, Melissa Strompolis, and Kellee White). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (2020).
"Moderating the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences to Address Inequities in Tobacco-Related Risk Behaviors" (with Melissa Strompolis and Colby Kipp). Health Promotion Practice 21, no. 1 (2020).

Examines racial inequities associated with adverse childhood experiences and tobacco use. Finds that while safe, stable nurturing relationships in childhood decrease tobacco use among White adults that report ACEs, these relationships are not protective for Black adults.

"Addressing Health and Well-Being Through State Policy: Understanding Barriers and Opportunities for Policy-Making to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in South Carolina" (with Mindi Spencer and James F. Thrasher). American Journal of Health Promotion 34, no. 2 (2019).

Examines legislator perspectives on how to prevent and address adverse childhood experiences. Describes how much legislators know about ACEs, the ways in which they think ACEs should be addressed, and the barriers to addressing issues like ACEs through state level policymaking.