Post Doctoral Fellows

Atena Pasha, Ph.D

Dr. Atena Pasha is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. in health psychology, along with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in clinical psychology. Dr. Pasha has a strong background in clinical and health psychology, with extensive experience working as a psychotherapist for several years. Her research is focused on investigating the mental health of people with chronic and infectious diseases, such as HIV. She is particularly interested in assessing the role of psychological factors, such as resilience, personality traits, body image, and stress, in mental and physical health and wellbeing.