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Assistant Professor
Haneefa Saleem

Departmental Affiliations

Social and Behavioral Interventions

Haneefa Tasleem Saleem, PhD ’14, MPH, ’09, studies how to improve the sexual and reproductive health of people living with HIV and to mitigate the risks of injection drug use.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E5033

Research Interests

HIV/AIDS; Sexual and reproductive health and rights; People who inject drugs; harm reduction; Substance use disorders; Implementation science research; Qualitative research;
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
I have an interest in the social, behavioral and structural aspects of health—both internationally and domestically. My research objectives are focused on understanding how environmental factors—physical, social, policy and economic—influence health behaviors and outcomes; and understanding people’s experiences of health and illness to develop interventions that improve health outcomes. My research studies have looked at improving the sexual and reproductive health of women and men living with HIV; increasing access to HIV care and treatment; and mitigating the risks associated with injection drug use.
Honors & Awards
Gustav J. Martin Award for Innovation in HIV Research, JHU CFAR Scholar Career Development Award (2017)
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant, U.S. Department of Education (2013)
Robert and Helen Wright Award, Department of International Health, JHSPH (2013)
Georgeda Buchbinder Award, Department of International Health, JHSPH (2011)
International Maternal and Child Health Training Grant, NICHD (2010-2011)
Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society, Alpha Chapter (2009)
Milken Scholar (2000-2004)
Select Publications
Selected publications from last five years
  • Saleem, H. T., Likindikoki, S., Silberg, C.*, Mbwambo, J. & Latkin, C. (2021). Time-space constraints to HIV treatment engagement among women who use heroin in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: A time geography perspective. Social Science & Medicine, doi:
  • Saleem, H. T., Likindikoki, S., Nonyane, B.A.S., Nkya, I.H., Zhang, L.*, Mwambo, J. & Latkin, C. (2021). Correlates of non-fatal opioid overdose among women who use drugs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, doi:
  • Saleem, H. T., Likindikoki, S., Nonyane, B.A.S., Mwambo, J. & Latkin, C. (2021). High occurrence of witnessing opioid overdose in a sample of women who use heroin in Tanzania: Implications for overdose prevention. International Journal of Drug Policy, doi:
  • Cooke, A., Saleem, H., Hassan, S., Mushi, D., Mbwambo, J. & Lambdin, B. (2019). Patient and provider perspectives on implementation barriers and facilitators of an integrated opioid treatment and HIV care intervention. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, doi:
  • Saleem, H. T., Narasimhan, M., Denison, J. A., & Kennedy, C. E. (2017). Achieving pregnancy safely for HIV-serodiscordant couples: a social ecological approach. Journal of the International AIDS Society, doi:
Prospective Country Evaluation (PCE) in Senegal and Mozambique