Shibani Chettri

Doctoral Student in Epidemiology, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Chapter Member: Central Ohio SSN

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About Shibani

Chettri's research focuses on reproductive rights and racial disparities in infant and maternal health. Chettri's overarching themes in writings include reproductive autonomy and justice and the impact of systemic racism on creating and perpetuating racial disparities in health outcomes. Chettri serves as the Vice President of The Public Health Graduate Student Association at The Ohio State University College of Public Health. Chettri is a Graduate Research Associate for the Ohio Policy Evaluation Network, a multidisciplinary research collaboration that examines the impact of Ohio's legislation on reproductive health.

In the News

Shibani Chettri quoted on research focusing on racial disparities in maternal health and infant mortality and naturally becoming an advocate for the issues uncovered in her work by Denise Blough, "Advocacy, Public Health Go Hand-in-Hand" The Ohio State University College of Public Health, July 14, 2020.
Shibani Chettri quoted on bringing attention to how we need to do a better job of addressing pervasive racism in health care by Farnoush Amiri, "Legislator’s Comments About Black People, Hygiene Draw Fury" AP, June 12, 2020.
Shibani Chettri quoted on Hearing Senator Steve Huffman not appologizing and stating African Americans or the colored population do not wash their hands as well as some other groups which explains why COVID is spreading in that population by Karen Kasler, "Huffman Under Fire For Racially Insensitive Question At Hearing On Racism" Statehouse News Bureau, June 11, 2020.


"Patient Reported Outcomes of Breast Reconstruction: Does the Quality of Decisions Matter?," (with Michael P. Pignone, Allison M. Deal, Karen R. Sepuch, Lillian B Blizard, Ruth Huh, Yuen-Jong Liu, Peter A. Ubel, and Clara N. Lee), Forthcoming.

Elaborates on how breast reconstruction was associated with better patient reported outcomes in some but not all domains. Mentions a high quality decision was not associated with better patient reported outcomes.

"Factors Associated With Never-Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Among Adult Reproductive-Aged Women in Ohio," Forthcoming.

Discusses how never using long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) were associated with political and religious views. Mentions how respondents did not connect these views to LARC never-use; rather, stated reasons pointed to satisfaction with another method and gaps in knowledge about LARC. Elaborates on contraception, including LARC and how it can assist patients across ideological viewpoints in making informed decisions.