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Haneefa
Tasleem
Saleem
,
PhD

Assistant Professor
Haneefa Saleem

Departmental Affiliations

Primary
Division
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
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        

Research Interests

Qualitative research; HIV/AIDS; Substance use; Substance use disorders; People who use drugs; Implementation Science; Harm reduction; Structural determinants of health
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2014
MPH
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2009
BA
Johns Hopkins University
2004
Overview
I use qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the social, behavioral, and structural aspects of health—both in the U.S. and globally. My current research focuses on the intersections of substance use and HIV and is advancing knowledge of the mechanisms through which structural and social factors affect substance use and HIV prevention and treatment behaviors and outcomes. In partnership with longtime collaborators in Tanzania, I am exploring the risk environment of women who use drugs, including the structural and social mechanisms that place women at elevated risk for HIV, poor treatment engagement and outcomes, violence, and overdose. I conduct research to inform and evaluate implementation approaches aimed at improving access to and outcomes of substance use disorder treatment for people who use drugs in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. Through my research I hope to not only translate knowledge and lessons learned from the U.S. to low- and middle-income countries, but also seek to learn from global experiences to bring innovative ideas and perspectives to address our domestic HIV and opioid epidemics.
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: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113379.
  • Saleem, H.T., Zhang, L.*, Silberg, C.*, Latkin, C. & Likindikoki, S. (2021). Structural, everyday, and symbolic violence and the heightened vulnerability to HIV of women who use drugs in Tanzania. SSM – Qualitative Research in Health, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmqr.2021.100010.
  • 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: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108419.
  • 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: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103287.
  • 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: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13722-019-0133-9.
Projects
Prospective Country Evaluation (PCE) in Senegal and Mozambique