Epidemiology; Public Policy; Social and structural drivers of health
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
University of Edinburgh
Dr. Saba Rouhani is an epidemiologist with a focus on social and structural determinants of health in marginalized populations. She currently conducts research examining barriers and facilitators to implementing and scaling up harm reduction programs, many of which are widely available in other countries, in the United States. She is involved in state-wide evaluations of overdose prevention and harm reduction service provision in Maryland, the design and evaluation community-based drug checking in Baltimore, and is leading a project studying the implications of drug policy reforms for racial equity in communities impacted by the Drug War. Prior to joining the Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Dr. Rouhani lived and worked in Kenya, Mali and Peru designing, implementing and evaluating infectious disease prevention and control programs. After obtaining her doctorate in International Health, she completed her postdoctoral studies through the Drug Dependency Epidemiology Training Program funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Rouhani has experience in community-based primary research in vulnerable populations, survey design, program evaluation, data management, and quantitative analysis including longitudinal and multi-level modeling.
Maryland Overdose Data Collaborative