Sheela S-R Maru, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Sheela Maru
617.414.5112
85 E. Concord St

Biography

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.

Other Positions

  • Director, Global Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • Yale University School of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • Harvard University, AB

Publications

  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Maru S. A Bowl of Oranges. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Oct 01; 75(10):1177-1178. PMID: 30193292.

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  • Published on 6/5/2018

    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 Sep; 6(3):197-204. PMID: 29880283.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 03 29; 13(1):53. PMID: 29598824.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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