Priyanka Ravi

Priyanka Ravi

Priyanka Ravi is a third-year Ph.D. student in Health Behavior Health Promotion at Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona. She received her Master of Dental Surgery in Public Health Dentistry from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India in 2016 and a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University in 2011. She has more than five years of work experience in national programs in India and has worked with the ICMR-National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research as a Scientist, and as a Senior Resident in the Department of Public Health Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India for three years. She has also worked in the National Oral Health Program in India.

Priyanka's doctoral project focuses on occupational experiences and exposures among women tobacco workers in Karnataka, India using a mixed-method approach. The project will use photovoice, a community-based participatory action research to qualitatively explore the occupational experiences of tobacco workers. Quantitative occupational exposure to pesticide residues will be measured using a silicone wristband worn consecutively for seven days. In addition, dust samples will be collected from the study participants' homes to measure heavy metal exposures in the households. The quantitative and qualitative study findings will be compared to identify the modifiable risk factors for occupational diseases. 


Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences