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Pushpanjali Dashora

Associate Professor

Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences

Human Ecology

About Me

Job/Research Area: Human development in the context of poverty and homelessness.


2008-2009: Graduate Research Fellowship, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University 

2008-2009: Edith M. Slabaugh Scholarship (Graduate Research) Florence Levy Miller and I. George Miller Memorial Scholarship, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University

2008-2009: Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS), The Graduate School, The Ohio State University 

2009: Jacobs Foundation International Travel Award, The Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, Colorado, April, 2009

2008: Travel Award, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University


Research Interests

 Dr. Dashora's research interests include: homelessness; poverty; child and adolescent development; participatory action research; and qualitative analysis. Primarily, her research focus is on marginalized populations such as homeless adolescents and families.  

Dr. Dashora's research aims to empower marginalized adolescents and families and to intervene at individual and policy levels of the ecological system. In addition, Dr. Dashora is interested in examining socio-emotional behaviors (such as attachment, self-efficacy, and coping), mental health and well-being among homeless youth and families.

Research funding:

2015-16Support for the Advancement of Scholarship (SAS) research grant - Impact of a transitional supportive housing on homeless youth: a pilot study - $4961

2012-13Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness - Empowering homeless individuals in Fort McMurray - $10,000


Graduate students currently supervised and their research topics/areas

  • Natasha Weber, M.Sc. (ongoing), Topic: Parent child mother goose program (Co-supervisor is Dr. Berna Skrypnek)
  • Aynsley Pidgeon-Graham, M.Sc. (completed in 2014), Topic: LGBT Inclusive End of Life Services within Edmonton Inventory
  • Traci Toszack, M.Sc. (completed in 2013), Topic: Mental health and wellness needs assessment within Energy Services