Sheela Maru, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Boston University School of Medicine. She completed a Global Women’s Health Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and continues to advocate for women’s reproductive rights. She is the current Director of the Section of Global Women’s Health in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Boston University School of Medicine. Since 2014, she advises for Possible, a healthcare non-profit. Her research interests are providing access to reproductive health services for rural women in South Asia, maternal mortality reduction, group care models, refugee women’s health and healthcare responses to gender-based violence.
- Director, Global Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine
- Yale University School of Medicine, MD
- Harvard University, BA
- Published on 6/4/2018
Citrin D, Thapa P, Nirola I, Pandey S, Kunwar LB, Tenpa J, Acharya B, Rayamazi H, Thapa A, Maru S, Raut A, Poudel S, Timilsina D, Dhungana SK, Adhikari M, Khanal MN, Pratap Kc N, Acharya B, Karki KB, Singh DR, Bangura AH, Wacksman J, Storisteanu D, Halliday S, Schwarz R, Schwarz D, Choudhury N, Kumar A, Wu WJ, Kalaunee SP, Chaudhari P, Maru D. Developing and deploying a community healthcare worker-driven, digitally- enabled integrated care system for municipalities in rural Nepal. Healthc (Amst). 2018 Jun 04. PMID: 29880283.
- Published on 4/1/2018
Mehta PK, Saia K, Mody D, Crosby SS, Raj A, Maru S, Piwowarczyk L. Learning from UJAMBO: Perspectives on Gynecologic Care in African Immigrant and Refugee Women in Boston, Massachusetts. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 Apr; 20(2):380-387. PMID: 29032521.
- Published on 3/29/2018
Maru S, Nirola I, Thapa A, Thapa P, Kunwar L, Wu WJ, Halliday S, Citrin D, Schwarz R, Basnett I, Kc N, Karki K, Chaudhari P, Maru D. An integrated community health worker intervention in rural Nepal: a type 2 hybrid effectiveness-implementation study protocol. Implement Sci. 2018 Mar 29; 13(1):53. PMID: 29598824.
- Published on 11/1/2017
Maru D, Maru S, Nirola I, Gonzalez-Smith J, Thoumi A, Nepal P, Chaudary P, Basnett I, Udayakumar K, McClellan M. Accountable Care Reforms Improve Women's And Children's Health In Nepal. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Nov; 36(11):1965-1972. PMID: 29137510.
- Published on 6/1/2017
Wu WJ, Maru S, Regmi K, Basnett I. Abortion Care in Nepal, 15 Years after Legalization: Gaps in Access, Equity, and Quality. Health Hum Rights. 2017 Jun; 19(1):221-230. PMID: 28630554.
- Published on 3/4/2017
Maru S, Bangura AH, Mehta P, Bista D, Borgatta L, Pande S, Citrin D, Khanal S, Banstola A, Maru D. Impact of the roll out of comprehensive emergency obstetric care on institutional birth rate in rural Nepal. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Mar 04; 17(1):77. PMID: 28259150.
- Published on 1/1/2017
Citrin D, Mehanni S, Acharya B, Wong L, Nirola I, Sherchan R, Gauchan B, Karki KB, Singh DR, Shamasunder S, Le P, Schwarz D, Schwarz R, Dangal B, Dhungana SK, Maru S, Mahar R, Thapa P, Raut A, Adhikari M, Basnett I, Kaluanee SP, Deukmedjian G, Halliday S, Maru D. Power, potential, and pitfalls in global health academic partnerships: review and reflections on an approach in Nepal. Glob Health Action. 2017; 10(1):1367161. PMID: 28914185.
- Published on 12/19/2016
Harsha Bangura A, Ozonoff A, Citrin D, Thapa P, Nirola I, Maru S, Schwarz R, Raut A, Belbase B, Halliday S, Adhikari M, Maru D. Practical issues in the measurement of child survival in health systems trials: experience developing a digital community-based mortality surveillance programme in rural Nepal. BMJ Glob Health. 2016 Nov; 1(4):e000050. PMID: 28588974.
- Published on 8/27/2016
Maru S, Rajeev S, Pokhrel R, Poudyal A, Mehta P, Bista D, Borgatta L, Maru D. Determinants of institutional birth among women in rural Nepal: a mixed-methods cross-sectional study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 Aug 27; 16:252. PMID: 27567893.
- Published on 9/1/2009
Maru S, Datong P, Selleng D, Mang E, Inyang B, Ajene A, Guyit R, Charurat M, Abimiku A. Social determinants of mixed feeding behavior among HIV-infected mothers in Jos, Nigeria. AIDS Care. 2009 Sep; 21(9):1114-23. PMID: 20024770.