Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Section Chief, Family Planning and Contraceptive Research
Sadia Haider’s research program focuses on decreasing reproductive health disparities by improving health services delivery. Her research seeks to address gaps in contraception access and provision that are due to provider and systematic barriers. She utilizes interdisciplinary approaches to test innovative strategies that aim to improve contraception provision to postpartum and adolescent women. Additionally, her ongoing research efforts focus on the unique needs for and barriers to contraception and sexual health for HIV-vulnerable women and sexual minority women. She is an advocate for reproductive rights and has worked globally to improve women’s health.
She received a BA with honors in anthropology and an MD from the University of Chicago. While in medical school, she also earned an MPH in maternal and child health from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She completed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a fellowship in family planning at the University of California, San Francisco. Most recently, she was a member of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, also holding an appointment in the School of Public Health. She is currently serving as the Title X Family Planning Medical Director for the Illinois Department of Public Health.