Melika R. Behrooz



Melika Behrooz is a research coordinator at SIG working on the HEALing Communities Study (HCS). Her previous research experience includes enrolling patients into multi site national clinical trials, completing biostatistical analysis of narrative medicine interventions, and connecting with patients in an urban emergency room to discuss opioid use disorder, hypertension, shared decision making, and a wide range of other health topics. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies with a focus in Public Health from Barnard College. Her thesis work centered on investigating Public Health approaches to combating gun violence, and her broader research interests include community and immigrant health topics, particularly as they apply to her hometown of Jersey City, NJ.