Staff Profile: Shadab F. Hussain

Shadab F. Hussain
Shadab F. Hussain, Ph.D.

Presidential Management Fellow (Health Specialist)

Office of Policy, Communications and Education
Education Branch

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

National Institutes of Health

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Shadab Hussain is a Presidential Management Fellow and currently serves as a health specialist in the Education Branch of NCATS’ Office of Policy, Communications and Education. In this capacity, she assists with different projects of the Education Branch, including evaluation surveys and translational science education research. Prior to working at NCATS, Hussain worked at The George Washington University within the Office of Survey Research and Analysis as a survey research analyst.

Hussain received her doctorate in developmental and psychological sciences from the Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE). For her dissertation, she examined the role of bicultural identity development in the psychological and academic outcomes of South Asian College students. She also assisted on research projects focusing on the socioemotional outcomes of American Indian/Alaska Native secondary school students.

During her time at Stanford GSE, Hussain worked in various positions and programs promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives within the university. She led a seminar for first-year predoctoral students to acclimate them to the Ph.D. program and promote their professional development. In addition, she acted as the student representative for the program. Hussain was involved in student committees, including Stanford GSE’s Students of Color committee. She also worked at the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences to help manage a summer research program for first-generation and underrepresented minority students interested in graduate studies in earth science.

Professional Interests

Hussain is interested in promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives within educational and research settings and in evaluating programs through both quantitative (e.g., survey research) and qualitative (e.g., interview) methods.