Tasleem Padamsee, PhD

Assistant Professor

Tasleem Padamsee, PhD


1841 Neil Ave.
280F Cunz Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
Email: padamsee.1@osu.edu
Phone: 614-688-0986
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Website: http://cancer.osu.edu/padamseegroup

Professional Overview

Dr. Padamsee is a sociologist by training, and brings theoretical and methodological tools from sociology and women’s studies to bear on public health problems. Her research agenda explores the nexus of social inequality, public policy, and health care. Dr. Padamsee is the Principal Investigator for two major ongoing projects. The first is an in-depth comparative study of how HIV/AIDS policies have been made in the United States and the United Kingdom over the past 30 years. This research draws on more than 200 original interviews with national-level policy makers, and is the subject of a book manuscript under development. It has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, Reed Foundation, and Wellcome Trust. Her second project is a multi-method study of how diverse women at elevated risk for breast cancer make prevention decisions, and the effects of these decision-making processes on physical and psychosocial health. This research is funded by a K01 award from the National Cancer Institute.

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Areas of Research and Study

HIV/AIDS, Breast cancer prevention, U.S. health policy, Health care institutions, Health disparities, Women's health, Comparative health politics, Qualitative research methods, Comparative and historical research methods


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sociology, The Ohio State University, 2009-2011
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan, 2007
M.A., Sociology, University of Michigan, 2000
Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, University of Michigan, 2000
B.A., Psychology & Premedical Studies, Cornell University, 1994

Selected Publications

Rachel Meadows, Tasleem J. Padamsee & Electra D. Paskett. 2018. Distinctive psychological and social experiences of women choosing prophylactic oophorectomy for cancer prevention, Health Care for Women International, 39:5, 595-616.

Tasleem J. Padamsee, Anna Muraveva, Lisa D. Yee, Celia E. Wills, Electra D. Paskett. 2017. Experiencing the Cancer of a Loved One Influences Decision-Making for Breast Cancer Prevention. Journal of Health Psychology First Online Publication December 15.

Padamsee TJ, Wills CE, Yee LD, Paskett ED. Decision making for breast cancer prevention among women at elevated risk. Breast Cancer Res. 2017 Mar 24;19(1):34.

Padamsee TJ. The Politics of Prevention: Lessons from the Neglected History of US HIV/AIDS Policy. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2017 Feb;42(1):73-122.

Tasleem J. Padamsee and Hugh Klein. 2013. “HIV Prevention Fatigue and HIV Complacency: Ongoing Challenges in Advanced Industrialized Nations.” Pages 271-303 in Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy, and Activism Reference Set, Volume 2, edited by Raymond A. Smith; Praeger Publishers.

Tasleem J. Padamsee. 2011. “The Pharmaceutical Corporation and the “Good Work” of Managing Women’s Bodies.” Social Science & Medicine 72, 1342-1350.

Tasleem J. Padamsee. 2009. “Culture in Connection: Re-Contextualizing Ideational Processes in the Analysis of Policy Development.” Social Politics 16(4), 413-445.

Tasleem J. Padamsee. 2009. “Understanding the Making of National HIV/AIDS Policies: The Critical Role of Health Care Institutions.” Pages 318-327 in HIV/AIDS: Global Frontiers in Prevention/Intervention, edited by Cynthia Pope, Renée White, and Robert Malow; Routledge, Inc.

Tasleem J. Padamsee and Julia Adams, 2002. “Signs and Regimes Revisited.” Social Politics, 9(2), 187-202.

Julia Adams and Tasleem J. Padamsee, 2001. “Signs and Regimes: Rereading Feminist Work on Welfare States.” Social Politics 8(1), 1-23.