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Sadia Haider, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush University

Section Chief of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research University of Chicago

BIRCWH External Advisory Board, Member


Dr. Haider is the Section Chief of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Chicago. In addition to serving as the section chief, Dr. Haider is also the Title X Program Medical Director for the Illinois Department of Public Health and Director of the University of Chicago’s Family Planning Fellowship. She received her BA (with Honors in Anthropology) and MD from the University of Chicago. While in medical school, she also received her MPH in maternal and child health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Haider completed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Harvard Medical School and her fellowship in Family Planning at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Haider enjoys providing full-spectrum obstetrics and gynecologic care along with family planning services. As a very committed educator, Dr. Haider has received multiple teaching awards. Dr. Haider is an active researcher and her program of research seeks to address gaps in contraception access and provision that are due to provider and systematic barriers. She has several funded studies that utilize an interdisciplinary approach to test novel strategies, which aim to improve contraception provision to postpartum and adolescent women including a focus on immediate postpartum LARC. Dr. Haider is also an advocate for reproductive rights and works to improve women’s health and rights domestically and globally.