Sohini Sengupta

Research Coordinator
PHONE: 919-966-1741 | FAX: 919-962-5236


I offer individual consultations to faculty and postdoctoral fellows across campus on their research-related needs (e.g., assistance with grant writing, research dossier, etc.). I also organize faculty workshops on a variety of research-related topics. I have research expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods; and have more than 20 years of experience in conducting research, with the primary areas being HIV/AIDS, stigma, research/clinical ethics, and domestic violence. My most recent project, co-funded by the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and UNC Hospitals, involved developing and piloting tools to evaluate hospital-based domestic violence programs.

I received a doctorate in Health Behavior and Health Education from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1999 and did a NIH T32 postdoctoral traineeship at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco, from 1999 to 2001. Before joining the Center for Faculty Excellence in March 2010, I was a research assistant professor with the Department of Social Medicine in the School of Medicine. As a junior faculty member, I was funded through a Career (KO1) Development Award in research ethics from NIAID and was an investigator on other NIH grants. I also became a Faculty Engaged Scholar through the Carolina Center for Public Service.

Selected Publications:

Sengupta S, Lo B, Strauss RP, Eron J, Gifford AL. (2011) Pilot study demonstrating effectiveness of targeted education to improve informed consent understanding in AIDS clinical trials. AIDS Care. 23 (11):1382-91.

Sengupta S, Banks B, Jonas D, Miles MS, Smith GC. (2011). HIV Interventions to Reduce HIV/AIDS Stigma: A Systematic Review. AIDS & Behavior, 15 (6):1075-87.

Sengupta S, Lo B, Strauss RP, Eron J, Gifford AL. (2010). How researchers define vulnerable populations in HIV/AIDS clinical trials. AIDS & Behavior, 14 (6):1313-9.

Sengupta S, Strauss RP, Miles MS, Roman-Isler M, Banks B, Smith GC. (2010). A conceptual model exploring the relationship between HIV stigma and implementing HIV clinical trials in rural communities of North Carolina. North Carolina Medical Journal, 71 (2):113-22.

Sengupta S. (2008). 2007 Costs and Coverage of Antiretrovirals Under Medicare Part D for People With HIV/AIDS Living in North Carolina. North Carolina Medical Journal, 69 (1):6-13.

Van Rie A, Sengupta S, Pungrassami P, Balthip Q, Choonuan S, Kasetjaroen Y, Strauss RP, Chongsuvivatwong V. (2008). Measuring stigma associated with tuberculosis and HIV⁄AIDS in southern Thailand: exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of two new scales. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 13 (1):21-30.