Senior Research Associate
Dr. Malhotra spent the last 20 years as a professor of teaching in the Economic Department at UBC, and has broad experience in teaching courses on research methods, and statistical analyses. She has also supported community-centred, health services research and knowledge translation projects that advance equity, safety, and respect in perinatal services in Canada and globally. She has experience with survey design and evaluation and has worked with large datasets such as the Canadian Tobacco-Use Monitoring and Demographic Health Surveys, and a provincially run social program called the ‘rent bank’.
Her current research interests are related to issues of gender, health-seeking behaviour, health econometrics, and maternal and child health. In addition to teaching courses, she has supervised undergraduates and graduate research assistants on large research projects, including a study on Brain Injury knowledge among South Asian women facing intimate partner violence. Her current role includes conducting quantitative, mixed-methods, and psychometric evaluation of data generated by research projects at the Birth Place Lab, and providing consultation to trainees, early career scholars, and community partners. She has worked across disciplinary boundaries at UBC and enjoy meeting new minds, exchanging knowledge, and working on collaborations.