Aalap Bommaraju

Aalap Bommaraju

Graduate Assistant

Professional Summary

Aalap Bommaraju (they/them) explores how people transform reproductive care in the US. They focus specifically on policy implementation processes in publicly funded institutions that supply abortion and contraceptive care. They are a sociologist of reproduction with specialization in medical sociology, social movements, and the sociology of race and ethnicity.

Research Articles
Bommaraju, Aalap, Megan Kavanaugh, Melody Hou, and Danielle Bessett. 2016. “Situating stigma in stratified reproduction: Abortion stigma and miscarriage stigma as barriers to reproductive healthcare.” Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare 10:62-69. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2016.10.008.
Bommaraju, Aalap, Jennifer Malat and Jennifer L. Mooney. 2015. “Reproductive Life Plan Counseling and Effective Contraceptive Use among Urban Women Utilizing Title X Services.” Women’s Health Issues 25(3):209-215. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2015.02.005.
Book Review
Bommaraju, Aalap. 2018. “Teenage Pregnancy, Parenting, and Intergenerational Relations.” Sociology of Health & Illness 40(6):1106–8. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12712

Research Support

Grant: #Emerging Scholars in Family Planning Investigators:Bessett, Danielle; Bommaraju, Aalap 10-01-2020 -10-31-2021 Society of Family Planning Policy Prioritization Dynamics after the implementation of Illinois’ Public Act 100-0538 Role:Collaborator $7,416.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit