Zaaeed is an assistant teaching professor of public health in Falk College, at Syracuse University. Zaaeed is a mental health first aid instructor and a licensed masters of social worker. Zaaeed’s research interests include developmental disabilities, global maternal and child health, and refugee and immigrant health and social service needs, and addictions. Zaaeed authored a chapter in the book Refugee Education: International Perspectives from Higher Education and NGOs. She is also published in the International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Journal of Refugee and Global Health.
Zaaeed earned a DrPH in public health, specializing in health promotion and education, and global health, from Loma Linda University. She earned a M.S.W. and E.M.P.A and certificates in gerontology and international leadership and non-governmental organizations from the School of Social Work and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, respectively, at Syracuse University. She earned a B.S. in paralegal education and real estate from Chancellor University.