Research

Haider Laboratory

Dr. Sadia Haider, MD, MPH, is the Section Chief of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Chicago. She is also the Title X Program Medical Director for the Illinois Department of Public Health. Dr. Haider is an advocate for reproductive rights and works to improve women’s health and rights on both the domestic and global scale.

The goal of Dr. Haider’s research program is to decrease reproductive disparities for postpartum women, adolescents, and other underserved women. Areas of research include:

  • Women’s Health: across the life course
  • Contraception Provision: creating novel ways to improve contraceptive provision and decrease unintended pregnancies
  • HIV Prevention: expanding knowledge and access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) within a family planning setting

A specialist in family planning, Dr. Haider provides the full-spectrum of reproductive care, including gynecologic ultrasound care, surgery, obstetric care on labor and delivery, as well as family planning services. Additionally, Dr. Haider is the Director of the University of Chicago’s Family Planning Fellowship and is a committed educator. She has received many teaching awards and provides clinical training for medical students and residents.

Sadia Haider, MD, MPH

Chief, Family Planning & Contraceptive Research

Dr. Haider received her BA (with Honors in Anthropology) and MD from the University of Chicago). During medical school, she received her MPH in maternal and child health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Haider completed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Harvard Medical School and her fellowship in Family Planning at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She worked as an Assistant Professor at BIDMC for four years before returning to Chicago to work at the University of Illinois (UIC) Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2011. Dr. Haider joined the Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Chicago in 2017.

  1. LINCC Trial: Linking Inter-Specialty Newborn and Contraception Care, A Novel Approach to Postpartum Contraception Provision at the Well-Baby Visit

Project period: 03/21/2019-02/29/2024

Objective: To address the gap in the current model of postpartum (PP) contraception care by developing and implementing a novel approach to link (co-schedule) PP contraception care with newborn well-baby care with the goal of improving access to timely PP contraception.

 

  1. Exploring Awareness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in HIV-Vulnerable Adolescent and Young Women in Chicago

Project period: 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2020

Objective: To expand existing PrEP research by engaging young AA HIV-vulnerable women and investigate the sexual health needs related to PrEP of under-represented communities, specifically adolescents and young AA women in Chicago who are at high risk for HIV acquisition.

 

  1. PrEPared daughter, happy mother! Exploring the relationship and cultural factors between Mothers and Daughters in the use of PrEP in the prevention of HIV.

Project period: 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2020

Objective: This research aims to expand on existing PrEP research by engaging HIV-vulnerable Latinas and their mothers and explore the role of the mother and cultural influences that affect PrEP education and uptake among this community.

  1. Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network

Funding: National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Project Period: 06/26/2013-06/25/2020

Objective: Randomized study testing the efficacy of ulipristal acetate (UPA) 30mg, levonorgestrel (LNG) 1.5mg, and LNG 3.0mg for emergency contraception (EC) in women with weight greater than or equal to 176lbs (80kg)

 

  1. BLOC: Prospective Multi-Center Office Based Bi-Lateral Tubal Occlusion Trial for Female Permanent Contraception

Funding: Femasys Inc.

Project period: 05/03/2018-12/31/2019  

Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the FemBloc Permanent Contraceptive System for female sterilization in preventing pregnancy and to compare the safety and satisfaction of the FemBloc system to the safety and satisfaction of women having laparoscopic surgery to clamp, cut, burn or remove their tubes to prevent pregnancy.

I am incredibly fortunate to have collaborated with a wide variety of outstanding organizations and researchers. Research funders include the National Institutes of Health, the Society of Family Planning, the University of Chicago Women’s Board, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Third Coast Center for AIDS Research in Chicago.

 

A few highlights:

 

One collaboration involved researchers at the University of Utah and University of Wisconsin-Madison, specifically Dr. Bethany Everett, an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Sociology, and Dr. Jenny Higgins, a faculty member in Gender & Women’s Studies and Obstetrics and Gynecology and the University of Wisconsin. Our multi-site research project explored sexual minority women’s needs with respect to sexual and reproductive health care. Here are a few publications from our work:

  • Greene MZ, Carpenter E, Hendrick CE, Haider S, Everett BG, Higgins JA. Sexual Minority Women's Experiences With Sexual Identity Disclosure in Contraceptive Care. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2019 May 1;133(5):1012-23. PMID: 30969215; doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003222
  • Everett BG, Higgins JA, Haider S, Carpenter E. Do sexual minorities receive appropriate sexual and reproductive health care and counseling? Journal of Women's Health. 2019 Jan;28(1):53-62. PMID: 30372369; doi: 10.1089/jwh.2017.6866
  • Stoffel C, Carpenter E, Everett B, Higgins J, Haider S. Family planning for sexual minority women. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine. 2017. 35(5):460. PMID: 29073685

 

Collaborators at University of Illinois at Chicago, include Dr. Rachel Caskey, an Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Dr. Kristin Rankin, an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Co-Director of the Maternal and Child Health Training Program, and Dr. Keriann Uesugi, a Research Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Our work focuses on exploring ways to improve the use of effective contraception among postpartum women. Here are a few publications from our work:

  • DeSisto CL, Handler A, Haider S, Caskey R, Peacock N, Kottke M, Rankin K. Women’s informed choice and satisfaction with immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception in Georgia. Contraception and reproductive medicine. 2018 Dec;3(1):19. PMID: 30524752; doi: 10.1186/s40834-018-0073-x
  • Rankin K, Haider S, Caskey R, Chakraborty A, Roesch P, Handler A. Healthcare utilization in the postpartum period among Illinois women with Medicaid paid claims delivery, 2009-2010. Matern Child Health J. 2016;20(Suppl1):144-153. PMID: 27339649
  • Caskey R, Stumbras K, Rankin K, Osta A, Haider S, Handler A. A novel approach to postpartum contraception: A pilot project of pediatricians’ role during the well-baby visit. Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2016; 1:7. doi: 10.1186/s40834-016-0018-1
  • Henderson V, Stumbras K, Berkeley E, Rankin KM, Caskey R, Haider S, Handler A. Understanding factors associated with postpartum visit attendance and contraception choices: Listening to low-income postpartum women and health care providers. Matern Child Health J. 2016;20(Suppl1):132-143. PMID: 27342600

 

I’ve also worked closely with Dr. Amy Johnson, a Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine) at Lurie Children’s Hospital. Our projects aim to improve knowledge and awareness surrounding Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among women attending family planning clinics in Chicago.

Greene MZ, Carpenter E, Hendrick CE, Haider S, Everett BG, Higgins JA. Sexual Minority Women's Experiences With Sexual Identity Disclosure in Contraceptive Care. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2019 May 1;133(5):1012-23. PMID: 30969215; doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003222

Haider S, Stoffel C, Dude A.  Adolescent Contraception Use After Experiencing Pregnancy, an Opportunity for Improvement. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018:31(4):388-393. PMID: 29551429; doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2018.03.005

DeSisto CL, Handler A, Haider S, Caskey R, Peacock N, Kottke M, Rankin K. Women’s informed choice and satisfaction with immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception in Georgia. Contraception and reproductive medicine. 2018 Dec;3(1):19. PMID: 30524752; doi: 10.1186/s40834-018-0073-x

Abortion

Hofler L, Modest AM, Dodge LE, Hacker MR, Haider S. Uterine evacuation via vacuum aspiration with and without sharp curettage: A pilot study. Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2018. 63(2):153-15.

 

Dodge LE, Hofler L, Hacker MR, Haider S. Patient satisfaction and wait times following outpatient manual vacuum aspiration compared to electric vacuum aspiration in the operating room: a cross-sectional study. Contraception and Reproductive Medicine. 2017;2(18):1-6.

 

Dodge L, Haider S, Hacker M. Attitudes toward abortion among providers of reproductive health care providers in the United States. Womens Health Issues. 2016;26(5):511-6. PMID:27522117

 

Perry R, Murphy M, Haider S, Harwood B. One Problem Became Another”: Disclosure of rape-related pregnancy in the abortion care setting. Womens Health Issues. 2015;25(5):470-5. PubMed PMID: 26143142.

 

Dodge LE, Haider S, Hacker MR. Knowledge of state-level abortion laws and policies among front-line staff at facilities providing abortion services. Womens Health Issues. 2012;22(5):e415-20. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2012.07.002 [doi]. Epub 2013 Jul 30. PubMed PMID: 22944899.

 

Dodge LE, Haider S, Hacker MR. Knowledge of state-level abortion laws and regulations among reproductive health care providers. Womens Health Issues. 2013;23(5):e281-6. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2013.06.003 [doi]. PubMed PMID: 23910426.

 

Dayananda I, Walker D, Atienzo EE, Haider S. Abortion practice in Mexico: A survey of health care providers. Contraception. 2012;85(3):304-310. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception. 2011.07.011 [doi].  PubMed PMID: 22067766.

 

Dodge LE, Haider S, Hacker MR. Using a simulated patient to assess referral for abortion services in the USA. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2012;38(4):246-251. doi: 10.1136/jfprhc-2011-100176 [doi]. PubMed PMID: 22262620.

 

Gilliam ML, Haider S. Unsafe Abortion. In: UpToDate, Steinauer J (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA.

 

Contraception

 

Higgins JA, Carpenter E, Everett BG, Greene MZ, Haider S, Hendrick CE. Complex pathways between sexual orientation and health outcomes: Sexual minority women and contraceptive use. [In press American Journal of Public Health Perspectives from the Social Sciences 2019].

 

Greene MZ, Carpenter E, Hendrick CE, Haider S, Everett BG, Higgins JA. Sexual Minority Women's Experiences With Sexual Identity Disclosure in Contraceptive Care. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2019 May 1;133(5):1012-23. PMID: 30969215; DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003222

 

Parker JJ, Veldhuis CB, Hughes TL, Haider S. Barriers to contraceptive use among adolescents in two semi-rural Nicaraguan communities. International journal of adolescent medicine and health. 2019 Apr 2. PMID: 30939115; DOI: 10.1515/ijamh-2017-0228.

 

DeSisto CL, Handler A, Haider S, Caskey R, Peacock N, Kottke M, Rankin K. Women’s informed choice and satisfaction with immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception in Georgia. Contraception and reproductive medicine. 2018 Dec;3(1):19. PMID: 30524752; DOI: 10.1186/s40834-018-0073-x

 

Haider S, Stoffel C, Dude A.  Adolescent Contraception Use After Experiencing Pregnancy, an Opportunity for Improvement. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018:31(4):388-393.PMID: 29551429; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpag.2018.03.005

 

Stoffel C, Carpenter E, Everett B, Higgins J, Haider S. Family planning for sexual minority women. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine. 2017. 35(5):460. PMID: 29073685

 

Bergin A, Rankin K, Stumbras K, Handler A, Haider S. Prenatal Patient Knowledge of the Interpregnancy Interval [33A]. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2017. 129:18S. DOI: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000514267.72508.60

 

Perry R, Oteng MS, Haider S, Geller S. A brief educational intervention changes knowledge and attitudes about long acting reversible contraception for adolescents in rural Ghana. J Pregnancy Reprod. 2017;1(1):1-6.

 

Harney C., Dude A. Haider S.  Factors Associated with Short Interpregnancy Interval in Women Who Desire Postpartum LARC: A Retrospective Study. Contraception. 2017;95(3):245-250. PMID: 27589883

 

Laursen L, Stumbras K, Haider S. Contraceptive Provision after Medication and Surgical Abortion.  Womens Health Issues 2017. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28487068

 

Murphy M, Burke P, Haider S. A Qualitative Application of Diffusion of Innovations to Adolescents’ Perceptions of LARC Attributes. J Ped Adol Gynecol. 2017;30(4):484-490. PMID: 27884730

 

Henderson V, Stumbras K, Berkeley E, Rankin KM, Caskey R, Haider S, Handler A. Understanding factors associated with postpartum visit attendance and contraception choices: Listening to low-income postpartum women and health care providers. Matern Child Health J. 2016;20(Suppl1):132-143. PMID: 27342600

 

Caskey R, Stumbras K, Rankin K, Osta A, Haider S, Handler A. A novel approach to postpartum contraception: A pilot project of pediatricians’ role during the well-baby visit. Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2016; 1:7. DOI:10.1186/s40834-016-0018-1

 

Murphy M, Stoffel C, Nolan M, Haider S. Interdependent barriers to providing adolescents with long-acting reversible contraception: Qualitative insights from providers. J Ped Adol Gynecol. 2016;29(5):436-42. PMID: 26851537.

 

“Medication Interactions with Contraceptives”; R. Perry, H.Stone, and Haider, S. Contraception for the Medically Challenging Patient.  Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

 

Haider, S.  Contraception Chapter. Lifestyle Medicine. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell   Science. 2013

 

Haider S, Dodge LE, Brown BA, Hacker MR, Raine TR. Evaluation of e-mail contact to conduct follow-up among adolescent women participating in a longitudinal cohort study of contraceptive use. Contraception. 2013;88(1):18-23. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2012.11.016 [doi]. PubMed PMID: 23290427; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3756229.

 

Mody SK, Hacker MR, Dodge LE, Thornton K, Schneider B, Haider S. Contraceptive counseling for women who undergo bariatric surgery. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011;20(12):1785-1788. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2010.2704 [doi]. PubMed PMID: 21988600.

 

Raine TR, Gard JC, Boyer CB, Haider S, Brown BA, Ramirez Hernandez FA, Harper CC. Contraceptive decision-making in sexual relationships: Young men's experiences, attitudes and values. Cult Health Sex. 2010;12(4):373-386. doi: 10.1080/13691050903524769 [doi]. PubMed PMID: 20169479.

 

Haider S, Todd C, Ahmadzai M, et al. Childbearing and contraceptive decision making amongst Afghan men and women: A qualitative analysis. Health Care Women Int. 2009;30(10):935-953. doi: 10.1080/07399330903052129 [doi]. PubMed PMID: 19742366.

 

Haider S, Darney, P. Injectable Contraception, Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2007;50(4):898-906. PMID:17982332.

 

Family Pact Program, California, Clinical Practice Bulletin: Contraception in Medically High Risk Patients. 2007. 

 

Healthcare Disparities

 

Everett BG, Higgins JA, Haider S, Carpenter E. Do sexual minorities receive appropriate sexual and reproductive health care and counseling? Journal of Women's Health. 2019 Jan;28(1):53-62. PMID: 30372369; DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2017.6866

 

Rankin K, Haider S, Caskey R, Chakraborty A, Roesch P, Handler A. Healthcare utilization in the postpartum period among Illinois women with Medicaid paid claims delivery, 2009-2010. Matern Child Health J. 2016;20(Suppl1):144-153. PMID: 27339649

 

Robinson N, Stoffel C, Haider S. Global Women’s Health is More than Maternal Health: A Review of Gynecology Care Needs in Low-Resource Settings.  Obstet Gynecol Survey. 2015;70(3):211-222. PMID: 25769435

 

Haider S, Stoffel C, Donenberg G, Geller S. Reproductive health disparities: A focus on family planning and prevention among minority women and adolescents. Glob Adv Health Med. 2013;2(5):94-99. doi: 10.7453/gahmj.2013.056. PubMed PMID: 24416701

 

Morof D, Steinauer J, Haider S, Liu S, Darney P, Barrett G. Evaluation of the London measure of unplanned pregnancy in a United States population of women. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e35381. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035381 [doi]. PubMed PMID: 22536377.

 

Pregnancy and Maternal Morbidity

 

Stumbras K, Rankin K, Haider S, Caskey R, Handler A.  A Review of Current Guidelines, Recommendations, and Interventions Related to the Postpartum Follow-Up Visit.  Matern Child Health J. 2016;20(Suppl1):103-116. PMID: 27392705

 

Todd, CS, Mansoor GF, Haider S, Hashimy P, Mustafavi N, Nasir A, Miller S. A case-control study of correlates of severe acute maternal morbidity in Kabul Afghanistan. Int J Gyneacol Obstet. 2015;130(2):142-147.

 

Riley L, Appollon K, Haider S, et al. "Real world" compliance with strategies to prevent early-onset group B streptococcal disease. J Perinatol. 2003;23(4):272-277. doi: 10.1038/sj.jp.7210895 [doi]. PubMed PMID: 12774132.

 

Sexual Violence

 

Scott J, Onyango MA, Burkhardt G, Mullen C, Rouhani S, Haider S, Albutt K, Greiner A, VanRooyen M, Bartels S. A qualitative analysis of decision-making among women with sexual violence-related pregnancies in conflict-affected eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 2018 Dec;18(1):322. PMID: 30089448; DOI: 10.1186/s12884-018-1942-7

 

Burkhardt G, Scott J, Onyango M, Rouhani S, Haider S, Greiner A, Albutt K, VanRooyen M, Bartels S. Sexual violence-related pregnancies: A qualitative study of women’s decision-making in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Confl Health. 2016;10:30.

 

Onyango MA, Burkhardt GB, Scott J, Rouhani SA, Haider S, Greiner A, Albutt K, Mullen C, VanRooyen M, Bartels SA. A Qualitative Analysis of Disclosure Patterns among Women with Sexual Violence-related Pregnancies Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. PLOS ONE. 2016;1(10):e0164631.

 

Rouhani SA, Scott J, Burkhardt G, Onyango M, Haider S, Greiner A, Albutt K, VanRooyen M, Bartels S. A quantitative assessment of termination of sexual violence-related pregnancies in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Confl Health. 2016;10:9. PMID: 27053946. PMCID: PMC4822240

 

Kelly J, Kabanga J, Cragin W, Alcayna-Stevens L, Haider S, Vanrooyen MJ. 'If your husband doesn't humiliate you, other people won't': Gendered attitudes towards sexual violence in eastern democratic republic of congo. Glob Public Health. 2012;7(3):285-298. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2011.585344 [doi]. PubMed PMID: 21660787.

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