Goleen Samari is a Ph.D. candidate in community health sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health. Her dissertation focuses on determinants of women’s autonomy over the last 15 years in Egypt and the subsequent impact on fertility. She also holds a master of public health and an MA in Islamic studies from UCLA and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Bixby Doctoral Fellow in Population and a pre-doctoral trainee with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Recently, she worked with the International Organization on Migration in South Africa. Goleen serves as a National level judge for US Figure Skating. She grew up in Austin, Texas.
Updated May 2014
More from Goleen Samari
Learning from past epidemics: COVID-19 in humanitarian settings
Senior Fellow Goleen Samari's recent publication on COVID-19 in humanitarian settings and how we can learn from past epidemics was published in Nature.
Centering sexual and reproductive health and justice in the global COVID-19 response
Senior Fellow Goleen Samari was published in The Lancet on the behavioral and biological risks that vulnerable populations are likely to experience as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Making America sick again: How anti-immigrant measures will worsen the coronavirus pandemic
In an opinion piece for the New York Daily News, Senior Fellow Goleen Samari dissects how the Trump Administration's anti-immigrant policy measures are likely to worsen the COVID-19 public health crisis in the United States.
Thank you to our 2015 US Review and Admissions Committees
Humanity in Action received 689 applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year and 421 applications for the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.
Thank you to our 2016 US Review and Admissions Committees
Humanity in Action received 513 applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year, as well as 165 applications for the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.
Announcing the 2014 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows
The Response to Syrian Refugee Women’s Health Needs in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan
Since 2011, there have been an estimated three million Syrian refugees to neighboring countries. In times of conflict, women’s health disproportionately suffers, and Syrian women are no different.