Iqa Mohd Salleh

Iqa Mohd Salleh, MSc, is a Research Assistant with the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and a PhD student in interdisciplinary studies at the University of British Columbia. She is currently studying how the use of methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) can be optimized to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy among people who use drugs (PWUD), working under the supervision of Drs. M-J Milloy, Lindsey Richardson, and Jean Shoveller. Her research interests include the continuum of HIV care and interventions that promote engagement in HIV care and adherence among PWUD. Iqa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics from Universiti Malaya (UM) and later pursued a Master of Science in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Before joining the BCCSU, she worked in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as Clinic Manager at UM’s Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS, and as a Research Assistant for a community-based treatment centre that provides methadone treatment to PWUD.