Human Development and Family Studies

Sudha Shreeniwas, Ph.D.

Note: As of 1996 I publish under the name S. Sudha
My Scholarly Profile

Edited Volumes

  • Mutran, E. J. and Sudha S. (2001). Research on Aging [Special Issue: Aging and Health in a Multiethnic Society].

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

*Undergraduate student co-authors; **Graduate student co-authors; #Community partner co-authors

  • **K. E. Massengale, S. D. Morrison, S. Sudha. “Community Health Advocate Identified Enablers of HIV Testing for Latina Immigrant Women”. (2016). AIDS Education and Prevention Volume 28, Number 4, July – August 2016 pp 312-327
  • S. Sudha and S. D. Morrison “Enhancing gerontology interest among MPH students: Is adding aging to international service learning effective?” (2016). Pedagogy in Health Promotion June 2016 DOI: 10.1177/2373379915625073
  • S. Sudha, SD Morrison, *Emma H. Thomas, *Samantha Herrera, *Carolina Ruiz. (2015) ¿Qué te parece?: Pre-testing an HIV Testing Enablers Diagnostic Tool among Hispanic/ Latino Immigrant Women. Hispanic Health Care International 13(3) 131-139
  • Sharon D. Morrison, S. Sudha, *Samantha Herrera, *Carolina Ruiz, *Emma H. Thomas. (2014). En sus proprias palabras (in their own words): Eliciting Latina women’s perspectives on enablers of HIV testing using freelisting Health Education Journal November 2014 DOI: 10.1177/0017896914559786
  • S. Sudha. (2014) Immigrant adaptation, family relations, and elder care use of older Asian Indians in North Carolina. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology, 29:97-107 DOI 10.1007/s10823-013-9220-7
  • . S. Sudha, #Miller L, *Thomas EH, and **Chia E. (2013) A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Evaluation of the ARTmail Senior Art Project among Seniors with Cognitive Limitations in North Carolina International Public Health Journal 2013;5(3).
  • Sudha, S., and Morrison, S.D. (2011). Marital violence and women’s reproductive health care in Uttar Pradesh, India. Women’s Health Issues May-June 2011. Volume 21, Issue 3, May–June 2011, Pages 214–221
  • Khanna, S.K., Sudha S., Irudaya Rajan S. (2009) Family-building strategies in urban India: converging demographic trends in two culturally distinct communities Contemporary South Asia , Volume 17 , Issue 2 June 2009 , pages 141 – 158 DOI: 10.1080/09584930902870800
  • Morrison, S.D., Haldeman, L., Sudha, S., Gruber, K.J., & Bailey, R. (2007) Cultural adaptation resources for food security, nutrition and health in new immigrants in central North Carolina. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 9(3) pp 205-212
  • Sudha, S., Morrison, S.D, & **Zhu, L. (2007). Violence against women, symptom reporting, and treatment for reproductive tract infection in Kerala State, South India. Health Care for Women International 28(3) March 2007.
  • Sudha, S., Irudaya Rajan, S., Mutran, E. J., & Sarma, P. S. (2007). Marital status, family ties, and self-rated health among elderly men and women in South India. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology Vol. 21 Nos. 3 and 4 Dec. 2006
  • Sudha, S., Mutran, E. J., **Williams, I. C., Suchindran, C. (2006). Childbearing history and self-reported well-being in later life: Contrasting older African American and White women. Research on Aging 28(5) pp 599-621.
  • Sudha S., S. Irudaya Rajan, & P. S. Sarma. (2004). Intergenerational family support for older men and women in South India. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 3 & 4, 449-465.
  • Sudha S., & Irudaya Rajan, S. (2003). Persistent daughter disadvantage in India:  what do estimated sex ratios at birth and sex ratios of child mortality risk reveal?  Economic and Political Weekly Special Issue on Sex Ratios in India, 38, 4361-4369.
  • Foley, K. L., Sudha, S., Gold, D., & Sloane P. (2003). Staff perceptions of successful management of severe behavioral problems in dementia special care units. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 2, 105-117.
  • Sloane P.D., Zimmerman S, Suchindran C., Reed P., Wang L., Boustani M., & Sudha, S. (2002). The public health impact of Alzheimer's disease, 2000-2050: Potential implication of treatment advances. Annual Review of Public Health. 23, 213-31.
  • Mutran, E. J., Reed, P., & Sudha, S. (2001). Social support: Clarifying the construct with applications for minority populations. Journal of Mental Health and Aging, 7, 67-78.
  • Sudha S., & Mutran, E. J. (2001). Race and ethnicity, nativity, and issues of health care. Research on Aging [Special Issue: Aging and Health in a Multiethnic Society Volume 2: Health Care Issues], 23, 3-13.
  • Mutran, E. J., Sudha, S., Desai, T., & Long, K. (2001). Satisfaction with care among elderly African American and White residents of adult care facilities. Research on Aging [Special Issue: Aging and Health in a Multiethnic Society Volume 2: Health Care Issues], 23, 61-82.
  • Mutran, E. J., & Sudha, S. (2000). Ethnic and racial groups, similar or different, and how do we measure?  Research on Aging [Special Issue: Aging and Health in a Multiethnic Society Volume 1: Patterns and Methods], 22, 589-98.
  • Irudaya Rajan, S., Sudha S., & Mohanachandran, P. (2000). Development, fertility decline and worsening gender bias in India: Is Kerala no longer an exception? Development and Change, 31, 1085-1092.
  • Mutran, E. J., & Sudha, S. (1999). Ethnicity and eldercare: Comparison of attitudes toward adult care homes and care by families. Research on Aging, 21, 570-94.
  • Sudha, S., & Irudaya Rajan, S. (1999). Female demographic disadvantage in India 1981-1991: Sex-selective abortion and female infanticide. Development and Change [Special Issue on Gender, Poverty and Well-being], 30, 585-618.
  • Schatzberg, K., Sudha S., & Mutran, E. J. (1998). Elder-proxy agreement concerning the elder’s functional status and medical history: The impact of caregiver burden and depressive symptomatology. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 46, 1103-11.
  • Fernandez M. E., Mutran, E. J., Reitzes, D. J., & Sudha S. (1998). Ethnicity, gender and depression in older workers. The Gerontologist, 38, 71-79.
  • Mutran, E. J., Danis, M., Bratton, K. A., Sudha, S. & Hanson L. (1997). Attitudes of the critically ill towards prolonging life: The role of social support. The Gerontologist, 37, 192-199.
  • Sudha, S. (1997). Family size, sex composition and children's education: Ethnic differentials over development in Peninsular Malaysia. Population Studies, 51, 139-151.
  • Shreeniwas, Sudha. (1994). Population in its social context. International Social Science Journal, 46, 257-75
  • Sudha, S. (1993, Summer). Compu-Devata:  Electronic bulletin boards and political debates among South Asian communities. SAMAR Magazine, 2. New York: SAMAR Collective.

Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries

*Undergraduate student co-authors; **Graduate student co-authors; #Community partner co-authors

  • S. Sudha, #Lia Miller, *Emma H. Thomas and **Edward Chia (2013) A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Evaluation of the ARTmail Senior Art Project among Seniors with Cognitive Limitations in North Carolina in Building Community Capacity: Case Examples from Around the World Chapter 13 pp. 151-164 Editors Rosemary M. Caron and Joav Merrick New York: Nova Publishers.
  • S. Sudha and S. Irudaya Rajan. (2007). Is Son Preference Emerging Among the Nayars of Kerala in Southern India Chapter pp 267-294 in WATERING THE NEIGHBOUR’S GARDEN: THE GROWING DEMOGRAPHIC FEMALE DEFICIT IN ASIA eds. Isabelle Attane and Christophe Guilmoto Paris: CICRED Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography Paris 2007
  • S. Sudha, S. Khanna, S. Irudaya Rajan. (2009). Traditions in Transformation: Emerging Son Preference Attitudes Among Nairs of Kerala in Unwanted Daughters: Gender Discrimination in Modern India Eds.: T.V. Sekher and N. Hatti, Jaipur and New Delhi: Rawat Publications, India.
  • Is Son Preference Emerging among the Nayars of Kerala in South India?  (2007) In Watering the Neighbor’s Garden, eds. I. Attane and C. Z. Guilmoto, Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography, Paris, pp. 267-294, (available online at: http://www.cicred.org/Eng/Publications/pdf/BOOK_singapore.pdf ), (co-authors: Sudha Shreeniwas and S. Irudaya Rajan).
  • Sudha S., & Irudaya Rajan, S. (2002). Aging in South Asia. In D. J. Ekerdt, R. A. Applebaum, K. C. Holden, S. G. Post, K. Rockwood, R. Schulz, R. L. Sprott, and P. Uhlenberg, (Eds.)  Encyclopedia of aging. New York: Macmillan Reference USA.
  • Mutran, E. J., Reed, P., & Sudha S. (2002). Social support: Clarifying the construct with applications for minority populations. Reprinted in J. H. Skinner, J. A. Teresi, D. Holmes, S. M. Stahl, and A. L. Stewart (Eds.), Multicultural measurement in older populations. New York: Singer Publishing Company.
  • Mutran, E. J., Sudha S., Reed, P. Menon, M., & Desai, T. (2001). African-American use of long-term care facilities: The case of adult care homes. In S. I. Zimmerman, P. Sloane, and K. Eckert, (Eds.), Assisted living. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.
  • Sudha, S., & Irudaya Rajan, S. (2000). Female demographic disadvantage in India 1981-1991: Sex-selective abortion and female infanticide. Reprinted in S. Razavi (Ed.), Gendered poverty and well-being. Oxford, UK; Malden, MA: Blackwell.
  • Shreeniwas, S. (1994). Population in its social context. Reprinted in N. Smelser (Ed.), Sociology, Vol. 1. UNESCO/Blackwell Social Science Series. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Shreeniwas, S. (1993). Family size, structure and children's education: Ethnic differentials over time in Peninsular Malaysia. Proceedings of the seminar on micro-level consequences of high fertility. New York: Population Council.
  • Bittles, A. H., Mason, W., Singarayer, D. N., Shreeniwas, S., & Spinar, M. (1992). Sex-ratio determinants in Indian populations: Studies at national, state, and district levels. In M. T. Smith, L. Schell, A. Bilsborough & E. Watts (Eds.), Urban Health and Ecology in the Third World. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Manuscripts in Preparation

*Undergraduate student co-authors; **Graduate student co-authors; #Community partner co-authors

  • S. Sudha Assessing knowledge and attitudes regarding sexual violence among Indian immigrants in North Carolina, USA. (Under peer review)
  • S. Sudha and R. B. Karnik.  Shreeniwas, S.   Immigrant adaptation, family relations, and elder care use of older Asian Indians in North Carolina.
  • S. Sudha, S. D. Morrison, K. J. Gruber. ““Beneficioso y una prioridad”: Latina women’s perceptions about HIV testing” (Under peer review: revise and resubmit).
  • *E. Hensley, S. Sudha, **D. Wang. Attitudes toward end of life care among older Russian immigrants (revising for resubmission)
  • S. D. Morrison, S. Sudha, **J. L. Sayers. “Why is Hypertension With Us: Community Based Participation Research with Southeast Asian Refugees in Central North Carolina” (in preparation)