Parul Bakhshi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine

As a social psychologist, Dr. Bakhshi has worked on various issues linked to international development, including disability, life skills education, processes that create vulnerability, and definitions of well-being. Her work has had a strong focus on questions of equality and equity, as well as inclusion of the most vulnerable sections of society into mainstream society. She is currently working on stigma and social exclusion of destitute groups that impede participation within society. Dr. Bakhshi’s work mainly focuses on assessment of programs and international policy in low- and middle-income countries. She is also currently collaborating on a project looking at mental illness in India and guest lectures on specific topics related to human rights, social justice, and global health.