Henna Budhwani. Henna Budhwani (PhD 2012) is Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Education in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy and Deputy Director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health.

Dr. Budhwani works closely with community partners in the United States and abroad who are interested in improving health outcomes through public health practice. Dr. Budhwani’s research interests include health disparities, with an emphasis on immigrant and minority health, and international health, specifically in the areas of reproductive and sexual health.

Prior to joining UAB (July 2013), Dr. Budhwani worked in East Africa and the Middle East in program implementation, monitoring, and evaluation to assist international NGOs reach vulnerable populations. Dr. Budhwani has worked domestically, most recently with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and its subsidiary Cahaba Safeguard Administrators as Senior Statistician evaluating health outcomes, program effectiveness, and identifying fraud, waste, and abuse for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.