Osub Ahmed

Associate Director, Women's Health and Rights


Osub Ahmed

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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.


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

Transforming the Culture of Power Report
 (Protesters against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh demonstrate at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on October 6, 2018.)

Transforming the Culture of Power

Dismantling the culture of power that sustains and fuels gender-based violence requires a comprehensive, national strategy that connects meaningful policy solutions across the diverse issues affecting survivors and communities.

Jocelyn Frye, Shilpa Phadke, Robin Bleiweis, 6 More Maggie Jo Buchanan, Danielle Corley, Osub Ahmed, Rebecca Cokley, Laura E. Durso, Chelsea Parsons

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Oregon Fact Sheet
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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Oregon

In order to advance economic security for women and families in Oregon, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all.

Diana Boesch, Rachel Kershaw, Osub Ahmed

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