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.
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Provides an overview of abortion in this textbook chapter.
Provides an overview of sexual assault in this textbook chapter.
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.
Describes in detail the intrapartum course of a fetus with severe anomalies.
Uses mouse models to investigate important processes in brain development that, when not occurring normally, lead to significant brain abnormalities.
Assesses the ability of neuropathic pain symptoms to predict musculoskeletal pain severity six weeks after motor vehicle collision (MVC).