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Nisha Verma

Fellow of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emory University
Chapter Member: Georgia SSN
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About Nisha

Verma’s research focuses on effects of abortion restrictions in the United States. In residency, she received a grant to identify and characterize barriers to conducting abortion research in academic medical centers due to legal restrictions. Currently, she is working on research as part of her family planning fellowship that aims to examine the current state of knowledge and opinion on House Bill 481 (“6 week ban”) among residents of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. The goal is to better understand how participant’s values, beliefs, emotions, identities, and lived experiences interact to shape their opinions, and explore areas of internal conflict that may exist. This qualitative exploration could produce insights in how we as advocates can communicate more effectively with the general public about early abortion bans being passed in Georgia and in other states around the country. Overarching themes in Verma’s writing include storytelling around abortion and increasing abortion access. In addition to working as an OB-GYN who provides abortion care, Verma has published op-eds around these themes.

Publications

"Sexual Assault" (with Celeste S. Royce), in Scientific American Obstetrics and Gynecology (Decker Medicine LLC, 2019).

Provides an overview of sexual assault in this textbook chapter.

"Abortion" (with Siripanth Nippita), in Scientific American Obstetrics and Gynecology (Decker Medicine LLC, 2019).

Provides an overview of abortion in this textbook chapter.

"Exploring the Impact of Federal Regulations on Abortion Research" (with Maureen E. Paul, Shushay Chernet, A. S. Ore, Michele R. Hacker, Siripanth Nippita, and Laura E. Dodge). Contraception 94, no. 4 (October 2017): 276.

Identifies and characterized barriers to conducting abortion research in academic medical centers due to legal restrictions. Is a short overview of the study, while the full manuscript is finalized for submission.

"Strip of the Month: Intrapartum Course of a Fetus with Anomalies" (with Brett C. Young). NeoReviews 18, no. 2 (February 2017): 123-130.

Describes in detail the intrapartum course of a fetus with severe anomalies.

"Arl13b-Regulated Activities of Primary Cilia are Essential for the Formation of the Polarized Radial Glial Scaffold" (with Holden Higginbotham, Jiami Guo, Yukako Yokota, Nicole L. Umberger, Chen-Ying Su, Joshua Hirt, Vladimir Ghukasyan, Tamara Caspary, and E. S. Anton). Nature Neuroscience 16, no. 8 (August 2013): 1000-1007.

Uses mouse models to investigate important processes in brain development that, when not occurring normally, lead to significant brain abnormalities.

"Initial Neuropathic Pain Symptoms Predict Musculoskeletal Pain Severity Six Weeks after MVC" (with Timothy F. Platts-Mills, Katherine Hunold Buck, Robert A. Swor, David Peak, Dapeng Lee, Jeffrey S. Jones, N. Rathlev, R. Domeier, Phyllis L. Hendry, and Samuel A. Mclean). The Journal of Pain 14, no. 4 (April 2013): 19.

Assesses the ability of neuropathic pain symptoms to predict musculoskeletal pain severity six weeks after motor vehicle collision (MVC).