Sarah Abboud

Assistant professor of human development nursing science


Sarah Abboud

Individuals of Middle Eastern or North African descent traditionally have been classified as “white” by the U.S. government, but advocates have long campaigned for a separate checkbox. Sarah Abboud, an expert in Arab American health, can speak to these efforts.

Abboud also has conducted research on LGBTQ+ health in Lebanon and is working on a gender-based violence prevention intervention for young adult Arabs in Chicago.

Subject areas:

  • Immigrant health.
  • Arab American health.
  • Sexual health.
  • LGBTQ+ health.
  • Health equity.

In the news: ‘Systematically erased’: Middle Eastern and North African women and LGBTQ+ Americans don’t see themselves in U.S. data.

Languages: English, Arabic and French.

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