Shahzadhi Nyakhar

Shahzadhi Nyakhar received her bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from DePaul University in 2016 and her Master of Public Health from Boston University in 2018. In her most recent role, Shahzadhi was a Community Health Specialist at the Lake County Health Department where she specialized in HIV and Hepatitis C prevention among individuals in addiction rehabilitation programs. She also served as the health department’s Deputy Operations Chief for COVID-19 Operations where she and her team strategized and executed a plan to mitigate the effects of the pandemic. Shahzadhi’s research interests include mental health, trauma, social and behavioral change strategies, and healthcare access. She is mentored by Dr. Nichole Stetten.