Our Faculty

Sadia Haider, MD

Dr. Haider is the Section Chief of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research. In addition to serving as the section chief, Dr. Haider is also the Title X Program Medical Director for the Illinois Department of Public Health and Director of the University of Chicago’s Family Planning Fellowship.



Dr. Haider enjoys providing full-spectrum obstetrics and gynecologic care along with family planning services. She also works clinically as a gynecology ultrasound attending and as an obstetrics attending on labor and delivery. As a very committed educator, Dr. Haider has received multiple teaching awards. Dr. Haider is an active health services researcher and her research program focuses on decreasing reproductive health disparities for postpartum women, adolescents, and other underserved populations. The aim of this work is to create novel ways in which to improve contraception provision and decrease unintended pregnancies among underserved populations. Dr. Haider is also an advocate for reproductive rights and works to improve women's health and rights domestically and globally.

University of San Francisco
San Francisco
Fellowship - Family Planning
2007

Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Boston
Residency - Ob/Gyn
2005

University of Chicago
Chicago
MD - Medicine
2001

Harvard School of Public Health
Boston
MPH - Public Health
2000

University of Chicago
Chicago
BA - Anthropology
1996

Desire for and barriers to obtaining effective contraception among women experiencing homelessness.
Corey E, Frazin S, Heywood S, Haider S. Desire for and barriers to obtaining effective contraception among women experiencing homelessness. Contracept Reprod Med. 2020; 5:12.
PMID: 32821424

Pregnancy (im)possibilities: identifying factors that influence sexual minority women's pregnancy desires.
Carpenter E, Everett BG, Greene MZ, Haider S, Hendrick CE, Higgins JA. Pregnancy (im)possibilities: identifying factors that influence sexual minority women's pregnancy desires. Soc Work Health Care. 2020 03; 59(3):180-198.
PMID: 32208846

A Novel Approach to Postpartum Contraception Provision Combined with Infant Care: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.
Haider S, Stoffel C, Rankin K, Uesugi K, Handler A, Caskey R. A Novel Approach to Postpartum Contraception Provision Combined with Infant Care: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Womens Health Issues. 2020 Mar - Apr; 30(2):83-92.
PMID: 31964564

Sexual Minority Women and Contraceptive Use: Complex Pathways Between Sexual Orientation and Health Outcomes.
Higgins JA, Carpenter E, Everett BG, Greene MZ, Haider S, Hendrick CE. Sexual Minority Women and Contraceptive Use: Complex Pathways Between Sexual Orientation and Health Outcomes. Am J Public Health. 2019 12; 109(12):1680-1686.
PMID: 31536410

Sexual Minority Women's Experiences With Sexual Identity Disclosure in Contraceptive Care.
Greene MZ, Carpenter E, Hendrick CE, Haider S, Everett BG, Higgins JA. Sexual Minority Women's Experiences With Sexual Identity Disclosure in Contraceptive Care. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 05; 133(5):1012-1023.
PMID: 30969215

Barriers to contraceptive use among adolescents in two semi-rural Nicaraguan communities.
Parker JJ, Veldhuis CB, Hughes TL, Haider S. Barriers to contraceptive use among adolescents in two semi-rural Nicaraguan communities. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2019 Apr 02.
PMID: 30939115

Women's informed choice and satisfaction with immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception in Georgia.
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. Contracept Reprod Med. 2018; 3:19.
PMID: 30524752

Do Sexual Minorities Receive Appropriate Sexual and Reproductive Health Care and Counseling?
Everett BG, Higgins JA, Haider S, Carpenter E. Do Sexual Minorities Receive Appropriate Sexual and Reproductive Health Care and Counseling? J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 01; 28(1):53-62.
PMID: 30372369

A qualitative analysis of decision-making among women with sexual violence-related pregnancies in conflict-affected eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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 Childbirth. 2018 Aug 08; 18(1):322.
PMID: 30089448

Adolescent Contraception Use after Pregnancy, an Opportunity for Improvement.
Haider S, Stoffel C, Dude A. Adolescent Contraception Use after Pregnancy, an Opportunity for Improvement. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018 Aug; 31(4):388-393.
PMID: 29551429

View All Publications

CREOG National Faculty Award
University of Illinois
2011 - 2012

CREOG National Faculty Award
Harvard Medical School
2010 - 2011

Outstandinng Resident Teaching Award
University of San Francisco
2006 - 2007