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Postdoctoral Fellow, Intervention & Prevention of Trauma and Substance Use, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Adjunct Faculty

Community College of Rhode Island


Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Prachi is interested in the experience of female survivors of sexual assault, particularly the role of shame in recovery. Her research aims to identify how shame may affect survivors when they receive negative reactions to disclosure of rape. 


  • Orchowski, L. M., Bogen, K.W., & Bhuptani, P.H. (2021). Gender bias in recognition awards from the American Psychological Association, 1956–2019. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/pro0000420

  • Bhuptani, P. H., & Messman, T. L. (2021). Role of blame and rape-related shame in distress among rape victims. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/tra0001132

  • Salim, S. R., Eshelman, L. R., Bhuptani, P. H., & Messman, T. L. (in press). Latent profiles of social reactions to sexual assault disclosure among undergraduate women. Psychology of Women Quarterly.

  • Bhuptani, P.H., & Messman, T. L. (2021). Self-compassion and shame among rape victims. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/08862605211021994

  • Aggarwal, P., Weise, D. L., & Bhuptani, P.H. (2021). Relational ecological model of identity: A tool for providing culturally competent clinical care in India. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation.

  • Adams-Clark, A. A., Smith, C. P., Bhuptani, P. H., & Freyd, J. J. (2020). University crime alerts: Do they contribute to institutional betrayal and rape myths? Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence (5). doi: 10.23860/dignity.2020.05.01.06

  • Messman, T. L., & Bhuptani, P. H. (2020). Self-compassion and fear of self-compassion: Mechanisms underlying the link between child maltreatment severity and psychological distress in college women. Mindfulness, 11, 1446–1459. doi: 10.1007/s12671-020-01361-2

  • Bhuptani, P. H., Kaufman, J. S., Messman, T. L., Gratz, K. L., & DiLillo, D. (2019). Rape disclosure and depression among community women: The mediating roles of shame and experiential avoidance. Violence Against Women, 25, 1226-1242. doi: 10.1177/1077801218811683

  • Messman, T. L., & Bhuptani, P.H. (2017). The long-term impact of child maltreatment in adulthood: A focus on posttraumatic stress disorder and emotion dysregulation. Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice, 24, 154-169. doi: 10.1111/cpsp.12193

  • Kalahasthi, R., Bhuptani, P. H., & Kapoor, H. (2017). An analysis of thoughts, behaviors, and emotions in daily decision-making. Psychological Studies, 62, 409-420.

  • Kapoor, H., Bhuptani, P. H., & Agneswaran, A. (2015). The Bechdel in India: Gendered depictions in contemporary Hindi cinema. Journal of Gender Studies, 1-15.

2021 Lab Alumni

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