Arpita Ghosh, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Center for Women's Health Research
700 Regent Street, Suite 301
Madison, WI 53715-2634
(608) 263-9770


Arpita Ghosh earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She completed her predoctoral psychology internship at the University of Akron, and a clinical postdoctoral fellowship at Marquette University. She earned her MA in Community Counseling and BS in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.

Research Interests

Dr. Ghosh’s main area of interest is in vocational psychology, specifically investigating the career development processes of underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups. Her research has explored the role of family influence in the career decision-making process, instrument validation, retention in college, and how the transition from military to college life impacts career choices. Her dissertation focused on the role of family influence on careers for Asian American parent – college student dyads, focusing on intergenerational conflict, adherence to cultural values, and acculturation. She is interested in investigating women veterans career transitions in higher education post military service in addition to understanding lived experiences through mixed methods research designs.