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Linda Humaidan, MPH, PhD

Research Specialist, Center for Global Health


Linda Humaidan, who recently joined the CGH team, has a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) with a focus on health education/promotion and epidemiology. She is obtaining her PhD in Public Health which focuses on Community Health Research. Linda has extensive experience in various issues within the public health field and in working with various minority populations. She has done non-profit research and work with domestic violence victims in the Arab American population, educational work with the African American population in the area of HIV/AIDS, research and coaching work with patients who have high comorbidities in the African-American and Hispanic population, and has a published paper on community health needs for the Arab American population. Her recent work focuses on intimate partner violence and contraceptive practice among the Arab American community. Her comprehensive background led her to UIC where she will be mentoring medical students’ research in the GMED program and become a part of various global health projects within the center.