Sahar is a lecturer in the Public Health Interventions Research Program and Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program at the Kirby Institute. She holds a PhD in clinical epidemiology and a master's degree in International Public Health. Her doctoral research focused on investigating strategies to enhance the HCV care cascade in marginalised populations, including people who inject drugs. Sahar is also a pharmacist with extensive experience in clinical/hospital and community pharmacy and in international humanitarian aid with Médecins Sans Frontières in Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Yemen. Her areas of research interest include infectious diseases epidemiology, global health and equitable access to healthcare, specifically in the areas of viral hepatitis, HTLV-1 infection and antimicrobial use.