Soma Sen is a Professor at the School of Social Work, San Jose State University. She started her academic career in 2007. She has Masters degrees in Economics from Iowa State University and in Social Work from University of Minnesota. She received her doctorate from Arizona State University. Her overall scholarly agenda focuses on understanding and addressing health disparities among marginalized groups. Her more recent research has focused on HIV/AIDS prevalence among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), both nationally and internationally. Her genre of research is termed social epidemiology of HIV and AIDS, which examines the social factors that create the differential disease burden in society. Her research has been funded by various intra- and extra-mural funding mechanisms. She publishes consistently in national and international journals and disseminates her research through local, national, and international conferences.
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