Nafisa Halim, MA, PhD is an applied sociologist with research interests in developing and testing interventions to improve pregnancy and childbirth outcomes in HIV affected and/or resource-poor settings. Halim’s most current work focuses on the effect of antenatal screening for sickle cell disease on intimate partner violence in the sickle cell belt in central India. Since 2009, Halim has worked on numerous IPV studies involving quantitative and qualitative methods on topics ranging from IPV correlates, consequences, and measurement methodologies. Most recently, Halim led a systematic review documenting evidence of IPV effects on maternal mental health during pregnancy and the postnatal period; led a formative evaluation study using qualitative methods, which aims to inform the development of an intervention for men to prevent women’s IPV victimization in Bangladesh; examined using a cluster randomized controlled trial the efficacy of a gender-training intervention targeting men and community leaders to improve gender attitudes and reduce IPV perpetration in men in Tanzania. Her prior research examined the associations between public-private partnerships and primary schooling in Bangladesh, maternal education and child survival in Nepal, intimate partner violence against women and child nutrition in Liberia. Since joining BUSPH in 2011, Halim has worked on numerous clinical trials and large-scale program evaluations in Tanzania, South Africa, Vietnam, Zambia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Bangladesh. Halim has consulted with the World Health Organization, and served as a co-Investigator on research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, and private foundations. Halim’s research has been published in Demography, Population Research and Policy Review, Social Science & Medicine, Health Policy and Planning, Journal of International Development, Environment and Development Economics, Social Science Quarterly, Social Science Research, Social Indicators Research, PLOS One, BMJ Global Health, and BMC Women’s Health. Currently, she serves as an Associate Editor of PLOS One and PLOS Global Public Health. Halim received her postdoctoral training in Social Demography at Emory University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology and M.A.s in Sociology and Economics (with distinction) from the University of New Mexico.