Osub Ahmed

Associate Director, Women's Health and Rights

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Osub Ahmed is the associate director for women’s health and rights with the Women’s Initiative at American Progress. At American Progress, she focuses on federal- and state-level reproductive health policy, particularly as it relates to maternal health and other public health issues such as the intersection of women’s health and climate change.

Prior to joining American Progress, Ahmed was a program manager at the Black Women’s Health Imperative, where she managed a multistate reproductive justice program for young women at historically Black colleges and universities. Ahmed also has experience in public health and the health sciences, having worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development through the Global Health Fellows Program, consulted with the U.S. Department of State on a public health evaluation project, and worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a health sciences researcher.

Ahmed received her Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University.

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The ARP Grew the Economy, Reduced Poverty, and Eased Financial Hardship for Millions Report
A woman and her two children shop for groceries in Kissimmee, Florida.

The ARP Grew the Economy, Reduced Poverty, and Eased Financial Hardship for Millions

Data show that in just one year, the 2021 American Rescue Plan eased hardship for millions of Americans and demonstrated the need for further federal investment to build a long-term, equitable economy that works for all.

Women Have Paid the Price for Trump’s Regulatory Agenda Report

Women Have Paid the Price for Trump’s Regulatory Agenda

The Trump administration has issued dozens of regulations that have threatened women’s progress and cost them billions—revealing a fundamental disregard for women.

Osub Ahmed, Shilpa Phadke, Diana Boesch

Ensuring Domestic Violence Survivors’ Safety Report

Ensuring Domestic Violence Survivors’ Safety

Existing support systems for domestic violence survivors are proving inadequate during the pandemic and point to the need for a stronger nationwide infrastructure connecting survivors to vital supports and services.

Robin Bleiweis, Osub Ahmed

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