Dr. Rina Pradhan is an Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR), the Institute of Asian Research, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. She is a public health professional specialized in women’s health. She is a Research Fellow with the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia, where she completed her PhD in Public Health. Her recent research is in adolescent pregnancy. She also served as a consultant to UNFPA in women’s reproductive health research in Nepal. She is currently involved with UBC’s Department of Family Practice’s Midwifery Program, through a research project entitled Changing Childbirth in BC, a provincial, community based participatory research project on women’s preferences for model of care and decision-making during pregnancy. Her research interests are also in global health and health equity.