Budhwani's research seeks to identify ways to prevent the spread of HIV, reduce various forms of stigma, and examines mental health outcomes in minority populations. She works almost exclusively with women, racial and ethnic minorities, gender and sexual minorities, and youth populations. Budhwani engages in community-based participatory research domestically and internationally with the intent of improving health outcomes through research, public health practice, and advocacy. As a scholar-practitioner, Budhwani was honored for her commitment to the wider community by the Women's Fund of Birmingham in 2017. She was named one of Birmingham's Top 40 Under 40 in 2016, and she received the Vulcan Award for Civic Engagement from the City of Birmingham in 2016.
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Explores associations between internalized stigma, exposure to physical abuse, experiences with sexual abuse, and depression in Muslim women residing in the United States.
Assesses associations between their HIV knowledge, experienced stigma, and condom use across three partner types.
Examines the relationships between stigma, trauma, and suicide attempts in a national sample of transgender women from the Dominican Republic.
Examines factors associated with lifetime major depressive disorder in racial and ethnic minorities residing in the United States, with an emphasis on the impact of nativity, discrimination, and health lifestyle behaviors.
Examines American Muslim women's contraception utilization patterns. Suggests that American Muslim women's contraception utilization patterns share certain similarities with both American women in general and disadvantaged racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States, implying that factors that influence American Muslim women's use of contraceptives are possibly countervailing and likely multifaceted.
Examines associations between stigma, trauma, and drug use in a national sample of transgender women from the Dominican Republic.
Evaluates the relationship between minority status, contextual factors, and lifetime Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Offers practical insight into environmental factors for clinicians caring for racial and ethnic minorities diagnoses with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.