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Sahnah Lim

Sahnah Lim, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Gender Equity, Health Equity, Gender-based Violence, STI and HIV, Sexual and Gender Minority Populations, Sex Workers

Sahnah Lim, PhD, MPH, MIA, is an assistant professor who is leading the Gender Equity scientific track and Mental Health scientific track at the Department of Population Health's Section for Health Equity. As a health equity researcher, Dr. Lim conducts applied, community-engaged studies that seek to address gender-related health issues among hard-to-reach populations such as sex workers and immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. Her research uses intersectionality and syndemics frameworks to understand how multiple marginalization impacts mental and sexual health outcomes. Dr. Lim is a mixed-methods researcher, with expertise in psychosocial statistics and survey methods.



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New York, NY 10016

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Graduate Advisor, Population Health Sciences PhD Program

PhD from Johns Hopkins University

MPH from Columbia University

Lim, Sahnah; Lee, Seunggun; Cohen, Lori; Chin, John J; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Islam, Nadia S

Journal of interpersonal violence. 2022 May 12; 8862605221101187

Lim, Sahnah; Park, Onyoo; Mohaimin, Sadia; Lee, Christina; Lee, Seunggun; Chauhan, Dhruvi; Roberts, Timothy; Ali, Shahmir H; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau

Trauma, violence & abuse. 2022 Apr 21; 15248380221082088

Ali, Shahmir H; Mohaimin, Sadia; Dhar, Ritu; Dhar, Moitrayee; Rahman, Farzana; Roychowdhury, Liza; Islam, Tanzeela; Lim, Sahnah

PLoS one. 2022 Feb; 17(2):e0264061

Lim, Sahnah; Park, Ju Nyeong; Kerrigan, Deanna L; Sherman, Susan G

AIDS & behavior. 2019 Nov; 23(11):3058-3063

Lim, Sahnah; Powell, Terrinieka W; Xue, Qian-Li; Towe, Vivian L; Taylor, Ralph B; Ellen, Jonathan M; Sherman, Susan G

Journal of youth & adolescence. 2019 Aug; 48(8):1532-1543

Lim, Sahnah; Peitzmeier, Sarah; Cange, Charles; Papworth, Erin; LeBreton, Matthew; Tamoufe, Ubald; Kamla, Aristide; Billong, Serge; Fokam, Pamella; Njindam, Iliassou; Decker, Michele R; Sherman, Susan G; Baral, Stefan

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes. JAIDS. 2015 Mar 01; 68 Suppl 2:S241-7

Psychosocial Characteristics and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Female Exotic Dancers Who Have Sex with Women in Baltimore: A Brief Report

Lim, Sahnah; Brantley, Meredith L.; Footer, Katherine; Nail, Jennifer E.; Davis, Wendy; Sherman, Susan G.

Journal of bisexuality. 2017; 17(3):318-324