Sameena Azhar

Third Year Fellow

Sameena Azhar PhD candidate in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and Master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Health at the University of Pennsylvania. She has more than a decade of clinical and research experience in the fields of HIV, mental health, and substance abuse. Ms. Azhar’s research pertains to HIV stigma and gender inequality of cisgender women and hijras/transgender women living with HIV. After doctoral degree completion, she would like to pursue a career in international social work, working to develop programs that impact the mental health of ethnic minority populations. Ms. Azhar is licensed in the states of Illinois and California as a clinical social worker.