Afsaneh received her B.Sc. degree in Healthcare Administration (2001-2005). After graduation, she worked as a Quality Improvement Expert at the University Dean's Consultancy Office. In 2011, she started her first Master's degree in Information Systems Management and a year later established a management consultancy institute, Hooman Hamrahan Danesh. This involvement in multiple research projects led to the opportunity to become a technical consultant at the World Health Organization country office (Iran) in August 2020. In addition, Afsaneh represented the Noncommunicable Disease and Mental Health Unit in a joint United Nations Agencies project (WHO, UNODC, UNICEF) funded by the European Commission.
In September 2021, she began her Master's in Public Health studies at the University of Eastern Finland, focusing on global Health. In early 2022, she took a trainee position at the population health unit in the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare to contribute to the Healthy Finland survey, which led to a contract as a visiting researcher.
In March 2021, Afsaneh began working with the IGHRG, responsible for data analysis of several large ongoing research projects capturing the impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous communities in Arctic Canada. She began her PhD under Dr. Sharma’s supervision in January 2022.
In her free time, Afsaneh enjoys watching television series, listening to podcasts, and joining friends to play badminton.