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Shazia Siddiqi

ShaziaShazia Siddiqi, MD, MPH, is a postdoctoral fellow under the co-mentorship of Dr. Eva Pressman, MD, and Dr. Tim Dye, PhD, and in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Siddiqi earned Bachelor’s in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, Master’s in Public Health from Dartmouth College, and Doctor of Medicine degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She has done research in breast cancer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, worked as community health educator/outreach specialist in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program at Greater Los Angeles Agency of Deafness, and taught Medical Terminology at Gallaudet University. Dr. Siddiqi was the Executive Director of DAWN (formerly known as Deaf Abused Women's Network) which provided advocacy services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking in the greater metropolitan area of Washington, DC for a few years before coming to Rochester. Her professional interests include global Deaf health, health disparities, preventive medicine, gender-based violence, trauma-informed care, and maternal and child health. 


St. George's University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Dartmouth College
Masters in Public Health (MPH)

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelors in Molecular and Cell Biology (BA)


My current research is focused on conducting community-based participatory research strategies with Deaf populations worldwide, analyzing relationships between trauma and health outcomes in Deaf community, and exploring barriers in Deaf people’s access to health care, especially in the field of maternal and child health.