Sheeba Pawar

Sheeba Pawar is a research associate with Vera’s Reshaping Prosecution initiative. At Vera, Sheeba conducts quantitative data analyses and other research to understand how prosecution and the larger justice system work in communities across the country, with an eye toward increasing transparency in prosecution, advancing racial equity, and ending mass incarceration. Prior to joining Vera, Sheeba worked as a public health fellow at the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office, where she supported an expungement program's development and outreach and engaged with community partners in reimagining public safety as public health. During her graduate program, she worked on course development to support public health instructors in implementing anti-racist teaching practices and conducted quantitative research analyzing the 2019 Title X regulatory changes and the subsequent impact on reproductive health outcomes in Michigan. Sheeba earned an MPH from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in health behavior and health education with a concentration in social epidemiology, and a BS in neuroscience from the University of Michigan.