Hasina Samji is an epidemiologist and senior scientist for Population Mental Health and Wellbeing at the BCCDC. She is also an assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University.
Dr. Samji has been on the forefront of HIV research over the past ten years; she now also investigates the epidemiology of hepatitis B and C and is a co-investigator on the BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort. Her research interests include mental health and substance use, large administrative datasets and, more recently, syndemic and early drivers of risk and resilience among young people.
Dr. Samji received her Ph.D. from the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she also completed a Master of Science degree. She received a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Association for HIV Research in 2011 and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2015.