Bhavya Reddy is a public health researcher with expertise in global maternal health. She is a doctoral student at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health and holds an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bhavya has over a decade of experience with implementation research and multiple-method research projects on gender and health. She has served as an external reviewer for WHO guidelines on antenatal care and a WHO working group to synthesize evidence on strategies to reduce mistreatment in childbirth.
She has been a faculty member for a course on gender and intersectionality in health policy and systems developed for the WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, where she built a case-based module on Respectful Maternity Care. Using a social inequities lens, her research engagements have included risk assessment in pregnancy, health system determinants of maternal mortality and morbidity, and capacity-building of community health workers in low-resource settings. Since 2015, her work has focused on drivers of mistreatment in childbirth and barriers to evidence-based intrapartum care.