Goleen Samari

Los Angeles, CA


Goleen Samari is an NICHD Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. She received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health in 2015. She also holds a master of public health and an MA in Islamic studies from UCLA and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research is at the intersection of gender, family demography, and health. Her work focuses on how social and demographic processes affect women’s health over the life course with a particular attention to communities in or from the Middle East and North Africa. Goleen also serves as a National level judge for US Figure Skating. She grew up in Austin, Texas.

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