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Sharon L. Talboys

Sharon L. Talboys, PhD, MPH

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Family & Preventive Medicine

Divisions: Public Health

Dr. Talboys is a "pracademic" with research and practice experience in governmental, academic, and global settings. Her research and practice focus in on gender-based violence, health equity, workforce development, and community needs assessment. Her teaching focuses on global health, public health leadership and management \p, social and behavior science, and experiential learning. As a researcher, she specializes in community-based participatory approaches, survey design, and qualitative methods.

She received her PhD in public health from the University of Utah, an MPH from Emory University in International Health and Social and Behavioral Science/Health Education, and a BA in Anthropology from SUNY Geneseo.

Education History

Doctoral Training University of Utah School of Medicine
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
Undergraduate State University of New York at Geneseo

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Ocran, B, Talboys, S, Shoaf, K (2022). Ocran, B., Talboys, S, & Shoaf, K. (2022). Conflicting HIV/AIDS Sex Education Policies and Mixed Messaging among Educators and Students in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality, Ghana. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(23), 15847. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19(23).
  2. Manmeet K, Nimran K1, Poonam Khanna1, Christianna Tu, Sharon Talboys, Tejinder P SinghAmandeep Kahlon Sandhu, Hema Panesar, Harsh Rastogi (2021). Sandhu, A. K., Panesar, H., Khanna P., Tu, C., Talboys, S., Singh, TP, Sadhu, AK & Rastogi, H. (2021). Community Action: A 360 Approach to Understand and Prevent Violence against Women and Child Marriage in Punjab, India. World, 8(2). URL: . World Journal of Social Science Research, 8(2).
  3. Kwabeng MA, Kyei KA, Manortey S, Vanderpuye V, Kitson-Mills D, Yarney J, Talboys S (2020). Kwabeng, M. A., Kyei, K. A., Manortey, S., Vanderpuye, V., Kitson-Mills, D., Yarney, J., & Talboys, S. (2020). Assessment of clinical outcome and health insurance coverage among patients with breast cancer. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 11(1). J Public Health Afr, 11(1), 1344. (Read full article)
  4. Qeadan F, Akofua Mensah N, Tingey B, Bern R, Rees T, Talboys S, Pal Singh T, Lacey S, Shoaf K (2020). Qeadan F, Akofua Mensah N, Tingey B, Bern R, Rees T, Talboys S, Pal Singh T, Lacey S, Shoaf K. What Protective Health Measures Are Americans Taking in Response to COVID-19? Results from the COVID Impact Survey. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17(17). (Read full article)
  5. Bondah, EK, Gren LH, Talboys S (2020). Prevalence, Drinking Patterns, and Risk Factors of alcohol use and early onset among Ghanaian Senior High School students. 6.
  6. Obasi M, Manortey S, Kyei KA, Addo MK, Talboys S, Gay L, Baiden F (2019). Sexual and reproductive health of adolescents in schools for people with disabilities. Pan Afr Med J, 33, 299. (Read full article)
  7. V Sifa, J S, Manortey, S, Talboys S, Ansa, G A, Houphouet, E E (2019). Risk factors for loss to follow-up in human immunodeficiency virus care in the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Ghana: a retrospective cohort study.
  8. Talboys SL, Kaur M, VanDerslice J, Gren LH, Bhattacharya H, Alder SC (2017). What Is Eve Teasing? A Mixed Methods Study of Sexual Harassment of Young Women in the Rural Indian Context. Sage Open, 7(1), 215824401769716.
  9. Alder SC, Clark JD, White GL Jr, Talboys S, Mottice S (2004). Physician preparedness for bioterrorism recognition and response: a Utah-based needs assessment. Disaster Manag Response, 2(3), 69-74. (Read full article)


  1. Talboys S, Kaur M, VanDerslice J, Gren LH, Bhattacharya H, Sandhu AK, Alder SC (2016). Is eve teasing a public health problem? Public sexual harassment in rural India and its association with common mental disorders and suicide ideation among young women ages 15-24; 7th Annual Global Health Conference, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, San Francisco, CA [Abstract]. Annals of Global Health, 82(3), 561-2.


  1. Berik, G, Bhattacharya, H, Singh, T P, Sinha, A, Strenio, J, Naomi, S S, Talboys, S (2023). Capability Approach to Public-space Harassment of Women: Evidence from India and Bangladesh. University of Utah, Department of Economics. Berik, G., Bhattacharya, H., Singh, T. P., Sinha, A., Strenio, J., Naomi, S. S., & Talboys, S. (2022). University of Utah Department of Economics.
  2. Talboys SL (2015). The public health impact of eve teasing: Public sexual harassment and its association with common mental disorders and suicide ideation among young women in rural Punjab, India. (Doctoral dissertation, THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH – Proquest
  3. Talboys S, Clark, SL (1997). Increasing the utilization and sustainability of primary healthcare services provided by a private voluntary organization in Rural Bolivia. Masters Thesis , Emory University School of Public Health. Masters Thesis , Emory University School of Public Health.


  1. Sharon Talboys, K Shoaf, S Godin, FA Hipol (2020). Utah Maternal and Child Health and Children with Special Healthcare Statewide Needs Assessment 2020, Utah Department of Health  . Utah Department of Health: University of Utah.
  2. Talboys S, Clark SL (1999). Perceptions of the Children’s Health Insurance Program: A qualitative study of English and Spanish speaking clients of the Community Health Centers in Salt Lake City Utah. Community Health Centers Inc..