Department of Sociology

Shan Siddiqui

MOT, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Shan Siddiqui



Race and ethnicity, Immigration, Islamophobia, Population Health Disparities, Medical Sociology


Shan is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of Sociology and graduate trainee in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to beginning his PhD program, Shan completed his master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and worked in various clinical settings, including adult psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and outpatient pediatrics. His primary research interests are in race and ethnicity, immigration, and health/health disparities.

His master's thesis, "Perceived Islamophobia and Life Satisfaction among Muslim Americans," used nationally representative survey data to investigate the links between multiple forms of discrimination and subjective well-being among U.S. Muslims.

Currently, Shan is researching how various forms of chronic stress, including acculturation and racial discrimination, are tied to health outcomes among South Asian immigrants. His work has appeared in the Journal of Refugee & Global Health and been recognized by the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs.

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