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The B-STRONG Lab is directed by Dr. Ashwini Tiwari at Augusta University, devoted to improving the health & resilience of families affected by family violence.

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Health Sciences Campus

Pavilion III

Ashwini Tiwari, PhD

B-STRONG Director


Vanessa Emery, MPH

Research Associate



B-Strong Lab Members

Dr. TiwariAshwini Tiwari, PhD
Director, B-Strong 

Graduate from Georgia State University
Research Interests: Reducing health disparities among high-risk and victimized populations in family violence and context
Fun Fact: I love dessert

Sadhana DurbhaSadhana Durbha
Research Assistant

Medical Student
Reserach Interests: Pediatrics, health services delivery to marginalized populations, and intersections between identity and healthcare
Fun Fact: I make jewelry

KitKit Breithaupt, MS
Public Health Analyst

Graduated from Augusta University
Research Interests: Psychology with research in anxiety, trauma, ACE's, physiology, neuropsychology and stress
Fun Fact: I love to bake!

Rushan MominRushan Momin
Research Assistant

Medical Student
Research Interests: Preventive health
Fun Fact: I speak 4 languages!


    • Tiwari, A., Whitaker, D., & Self-Brown, S. (2021). Comparing fidelity monitoring methods in an evidence-based parenting interventionJournal of Children's Services16(2), 104-116. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCS-01-2020-0005

    • Tiwari, A., Smith, S., Wekerle, C., Kimber, M., Jack, S. M., MacMillan, H., & Gonzalez, A. (2021). Trauma services for youth victims of sexual abuse- does one size fit all? A qualitative study among service providers in Ontario, Canada. Child Abuse & Neglect, 112, Article 104903. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104903

    • Katz, C., Priolo Filho, S. R., Korbin, J., Bérubé, A., Fouché, A., Haffejee, S., Kaawa-Mafigiri, D., Maguire-Jack, K., Muñoz, P., Spilsbury, J., Tarabulsy, G., Tiwari, A., Thembekile Levine, D., Truter, E., & Varela, N. (2021). Child maltreatment in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic: A proposed global framework on research, policy and practiceChild Abuse and Neglect116, [104824]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104824

    • Kinnish K, McCarty C, Tiwari A., Osborne M, Glasheen T, Franchot KK, Kramer C, Self-Brown S. Featured counter-trafficking program: Project intersect. Child Abuse Negl. 2020 Feb;100:104132. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104132. Epub 2019 Aug 23. PMID: 31447054.

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