Shreya Surendramal Bhandari, Ph.D.

Social Work
Millett Hall 270, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Dr. Shreya Bhandari is  Professor in the department of Social Work at WSU. She has her Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India (accredited by CSWE) and PhD in Social Work from University of Missouri. Post Masters she worked with women facing domestic violence in a crisis center in Mumbai, India for two years.  Her research interests are Violence Against Women, specifically Domestic Violence in South Asian community and rural women in the Unites States. She has presented her research on domestic violence in various national and international conferences. She has been the Principal Investigator on two studies 'Coping Strategies of South Asian women facing domestic violence in the United States'  funded through the LEADER grant of National Science Foundation and 'Coping Strategies of women facing domestic violence in India' funded through COLA (College of Liberal Arts at WSU). Her teaching interests include Cultural Diversity, Social Work Practice, Research Methods and Social Welfare Policy. 




  1.  Bhandari, S. (in press). Facilitators and Barriers to Addressing Domestic Violence among South Asian Women in the U.S. South Asian Journal of Law Policy and Social Research
  2. Bhandari, S.  & Millner, U. (in press). Prevalence of domestic violence among South Asian women in the United States and mental health symptoms. Journal of International Women Studies
  3. Bhandari, S. (2020). Patterns of abuse of women facing domestic violence in Mumbai, India: the need for greater awareness and action. Online first. The International Journal of Community and Social Development, 1-17. doi: 10.1177/2516602620959060 (R)
  4. Bhandari, S. (2020) Identification of abuse experiences of south asian women in the US and women in Mumbai, India. Health Care for Women International.
  5. Bhandari, S. (2019) Coping strategies in the face of domestic violence in India. Women’s Studies International Forum, 74, 204-209. doi:  
  6. Sabri, S. & Bhandari, S., Shah, A. (2019). Dangerous Abusive Relationships and Sources of Resilience for South Asian Immigrant Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Social Work in the Global Community, 4 (1), 1-18. Retrieved from
  7. Bhandari, S., Sabri, B. (2018). Patterns of abuse among South Asian women experiencing domestic violence in the United States. International Social Work, 1-14. Retrieved from 
  8. .Bhandari, S. (2017) South Asian women’s coping strategies in the face of domestic violence in the United States. Health Care for Women International (R). Published online
  9. Bhandari, S. & Hughes, J. (2017). Lived Experiences of Women Facing Domestic Violence in India. Journal of Social Work in the Global Community, 2(1), 13-27. Published online
  10. Sharps, P.W., Bullock, L., Campbell, J., Alhusen, J.,Ghazarian, S., Bhandari, S., Schminkey, D. Domestic Violence Enhanced Perinatal Home Visits: The DOVE Randomized Clinical Trial. (2016). Journal of Women’s Health, 25 (11), 1129-1138. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2015.5547. 
  11. Jordan, A., Bhandari, S. (2016). Lived Experiences of South Asian women experiencing domestic violence. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 25 (3), 227-246. doi:10.1080/15313204.2015.1134374.
  12. Bhandari, S.,  Richardson, J., Bullock, L., Kimeto, P., Campbell, J., Sharps, P. Comparison of Abuse Experiences of Rural and Urban African American Women During Perinatal Period. (2015). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30 (12), 2087-2108.doi:10.1177/0886260514552274.
  13. Sharps, P., Bullock, L., Alhusen, J., Bhandari, S., Udo, I., Ghazarian, S., Campbell, J. (2013). Engaging and retaining abused women in perinatal home visitation programs,  Pediatrics, 132, S134- S139.
  14. Weinzimmer, J., Bach, R., Bhandari, S. (2013). Motherhood, Empowerment, and Resilience within the Context of Intimate Partner Violence, Sociation Today, 11(2).Retrieved from
  15. Bhandari, S., Bullock, L., & Sharps, P. (2013). Strategies used by pregnant, rural women to stop, avoid, or escape from Intimate Partner Violence, Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 7(3), 143-154.
  16. Bhandari, S., Bullock, L., Bair-Merritt, M.,Rose, L., Marcantonio, K., Campbell, J., Sharps,P. (2012). Pregnant women experiencing IPV: Impact of supportive and non-supportive relationships with their mothers and other supportive adults on perinatal depression: A mixed methods analysis. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33(12), 827-837.
  17. Bhandari, S., Bullock, L., Anderson, K.,Danis, F.,& Sharps, P.(2011). Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence: How do Rural, Low-Income Women Cope? Health Care for Women International, 32(9), 833-854. 
  18. Bhandari, S., & Diebold, A.(Nov/Dec2010). Globalization and Domestic Violence among South Asian immigrant women in the United States. Journal of Global Social Work Practice, 3(2). 
  19. Rose, L., Alhusen, J., Bhandari, S., Soeken, K., Marcantonio, K., Bullock, L., & Sharps, P. (2010).  Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Pregnant Women’s Mental Health: Mental Distress and Mental Strength.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 31(2), 103-111.
  20. Bhandari, S., Levitch, A., Ellis, K., Ball, K., Everett, K., Geden, E., et al. (2008). Comparative Analyses of Stressors Experienced by Rural Low-Income Pregnant Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence and Those Who Are Not. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 37(4), 492-501. 
  21. Bhandari, S., (2008). Analysis of Violence Against Women Act and South Asian Immigrants in the United States. Advances in Social Work, 9(1),44-50. 
  22. Ellis, K., Chang, C., Bhandari, S., Ball, K., Geden, E., Everett, K., & Bullock, L., (2008).  Rural mothers experiencing the stress of IPV or not: Their newborn health concerns. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 53(6), 553-562. 

Chapters in books

1. Bhandari, S., & Ragavan, M. (2020). Domestic Violence Against Immigrant Women and Children in the United States. In Shackelford, T.K. (Ed.). The Sage Handbook of Domestic Violence. London: Sage Publications. (R)

2. Bhandari S. (2018) South Asian Domestic Violence and Karma. In M. Guggisberg & J. Henricksen (Eds.), Violence Against Women in the 21st century challenges and future directions. pp (57-85). Nova Publishing, NY.

3. Bhandari, S., Khaja, K. (2016) Global Domestic Violence: South Asian American and Islamic Women. In C. Ramanathan. S. Juva, S. Dutta, K. Khaja (Eds.), Spirituality Culture and Development Implications for Social Work, pp(105-126).   Maryland: Lexington Books.  

4.Glass, N., Annan, S. L., Bhandari, S., & Bloom, T. (2011). Nursing care of immigrant and rural abused women. In J. Humphreys & J. C. Campbell (Eds.), Family violence and nursing practice (2nded.)(pp. 207-224). New York: Springer.  

5.Danis, F. S., & Bhandari, S. (2010). Understanding domestic violence: A Primer In L.L. Lockhart & F. S. Danis (Eds.), Domestic Violence: Intersectionality and Culturally Competent Practice (pp.29-66).Columbia University Press Foundations of Social Work Knowledge Series. 

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