Thankam Sunil, Ph.D.
Thankam Sunil, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Director of Institute for Health Disparities Research (IHDR) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). His research area has centered around maternal and child health and health disparities. He has published over 50 articles on these topics in national and international peer reviewed journals. He has successfully conducted and participated in a number of community needs assessment projects, Texas and served as consultant for research projects funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFP). His on-going research projects include breast cancer awareness programs in South Texas border counties and understanding the effects of psychosocial and sociocultural processes that impact birthweight in immigrant and non-immigrant women of Mexican descent. He received over $5 million support from Federal, State and Local agencies for his research.
Department of Sociology
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Ph.D. The University of North Texas, 2002
M.P.H., The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, 1998
Ph.D., Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, 1998
M.Phil, Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, 1993
M.P.S., Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, 1992
M.Sc. Statistics, University of Kerala, 1990
B.Sc., Statistics, 1988