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Aeysha Chaudhry, MSc

Doctoral Student

Community Health Sciences

Pronouns: She/her/hers


Ms. Chaudhry's research interests center around the sexual and mental health needs of vulnerable populations in the United States. These include immigrant groups, and more specifically, those who identify as a part of the LGBT community. She is interested in addressing these public health issues through community based participatory research (CBPR) and mixed methods.

At UIC Ms. Chaudhry works closely with faculty, students and community members as a research assistant on the Greater Lawndale Healthy Work (GLHW) project.  Using CBPR methods, the GLHW project aims to address issues surrounding precarious employment in the Greater Lawndale, Chicago. In collaboration with faculty in the nursing school, she is involved with qualitative research addressing the sexual and mental health needs of both Arab Americans and Arab immigrants to the United States.

Prior to UIC, Ms. Chaudhry worked as a research assistant at Boston Children's Hospital. She conducted research on a variety of topics including childhood cancer survivorship and the uptake of PrEP among transgender women in Peru. She holds a BSc in International Health from Georgetown University and a minor in Arabic, and she obtained her MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Selected Publications

Chaudhry, A. B., Hajat, S., Rizkallah, N., & Abu-Rub, A. (2018). Risk factors for vitamin A and D deficiencies among children under-five in the state of Palestine. Conflict and Health, 12, 13. doi:10.1186/s13031-018-0148-y

Chaudhry, A. B., & Reisner, S. L. (2019). Disparities by sexual orientation persist for major depressive episode and substance abuse or dependence: Findings from a national probability study of adults in the united states. LGBT Health, 6(5), 261-266. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2018.0207

Reisner, S. L., Chaudhry, A., Cooney, E., Garrison-Desany, H., Juarez-Chavez, E., & Wirtz, A. L. (2020). ‘It all dials back to safety’: A qualitative study of social and economic vulnerabilities among transgender women participating in HIV research in the USA. BMJ Open, 10(1), e029852. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029852

Yeh, J. M., Ward, Z. J., Chaudhry, A., Liu, Q., Yasui, Y., Armstrong, G. T., . . . Diller, L. (2020). Life expectancy of adult survivors of childhood cancer over 3 decades. JAMA Oncology, 6(3), 350-357. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.5582


London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, MSc Public Health (2016)
Georgetown University, BSc International Health (2015)

Selected Presentations

The Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance Conference (2017)

Chaudhry, A., Hajat, S., Rizkallah, N., & Abu-Rub, A. (2018). Risk factors for vitamin A and vitamin D deficiencies in children younger than 5 years in the occupied Palestinian territory: A cross-sectional study. The Lancet, 391, S3. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30369-6