Bushra Sabri, PhD, MSW
OverviewBushra Sabri’s research focuses on lifetime cumulative exposures to violence and stress and related health inequities, particularly among minority and immigrant women. With funding from the NIH, Dr. Sabri is currently focused on the intersecting epidemics of violence, HIV, and reproductive and sexual health problems among women; the role of physiological stress responses in coping; and developing trauma-informed, culturally responsive interventions. Dr. Sabri’s goal is to develop interventions that contribute to reducing health disparities among vulnerable, underserved, and marginalized populations.
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and InterestCumulative violence and trauma; physiological stress mechanisms and coping with violence and trauma; health disparities; research with marginalized and underserved communities
Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.
Sabri, B., Warren, N., Kaufman, M.R., Coe, W.H., Alhusen, J., Cascante, A., & Campbell, J.C. (2018) Unwanted sexual experiences in university settings: Survivors’ perspectives on effective prevention and intervention strategies. Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma
Sabri, B., Simonet, M., & Campbell, J. (2018) Risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence among South Asian immigrant women and perceived needs for services. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Sabri, B. & Granger, D. (in press). Gender-based violence and trauma in marginalized populations of women: Role of biological embedding and toxic stress. Healthcare for Women international
Sabri, B., Campbell, J.C., & Messing, J. (in press). Intimate partner homicides in the United States, 2003-2013: A comparison of immigrants and non-immigrants. Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Sabri, B. (in press). Perspectives on factors related to HIV risk and preventative interventions at multiple levels: A study of African immigrant survivors of cumulative trauma. AIDS Education and Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Sabri, B. & Gielen, A. (2017). Integrated multicomponent interventions for safety and health risks among Black female survivors of violence: A systematic review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse
Sabri, B., McFall, A.M., Solomon, S.S., Srikrishnan, A.L., Vasudevan, C.K., Anand, S., Celentano, D.D., Mehta, S.H., Kumar, S., & Lucas, G.M. (2017). Gender differences in factors related to HIV risk behaviors among people who inject drugs in North-East India. PLOS One, 12 (1), e0169482
2010—Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fellowship. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellowship Program
2008-2010—Underrepresented Mental Health Research Fellowship. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellowship Program
2008—Graduate College Summer Fellowship Award, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
2008—Diversity Tuition Scholarship, Graduate College, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa