Vandna is an associate research professor in CU Boulder’s School of Education and an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at McGill University. Her research focuses on the impact of social policies on children's access to services and on the abilities of marginalized families and communities to care for children. Many of her projects focus on understanding service disparities and the barriers to provision of appropriate services for First Nations children in Canada. Vandna takes a mixed-methods, interdisciplinary and community-engaged approach to exploring questions that are of interest to child welfare, health, social service, and child/youth advocacy organizations.
Over the past 15 years, I have taken a community-engaged, justice-oriented approach to research and teaching. My central goal has been to leverage academic expertise and resources to support the development of capacity to meet the needs of children and families in marginalized communities. ~Vandna Sinha