Osub Ahmed is a senior policy analyst for women’s health and rights with the Women’s Initiative at American Progress. Her work focuses on federal- and state-level abortion and contraceptive coverage and access; crisis pregnancy centers; religious exemptions related to the provision of reproductive health services; and 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, campus-based reproductive justice program, My Sister’s Keeper, which targeted young women on historically black college and university campuses. Prior to that, she worked at a consulting company where, among other responsibilities, she helped to evaluate and provide recommendations to the U.S. Department of State regarding its travel health clinics’ immunization services. Ahmed also has experience in the health sciences, working as a lab manager at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital as well as interning as a Global Health Fellow with the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Ahmed received her Master of Public Health in health behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Bachelor of Arts in organismic and evolutionary biology from Harvard University.

By Osub Ahmed
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5 Ways To Improve Maternal Health by Addressing the Climate CrisisCenter for American ProgressApril 22, 2021
Building on the ACA: Administrative Actions to Improve Maternal HealthCenter for American ProgressMarch 25, 2021
Women Have Paid the Price for Trump’s Regulatory AgendaCenter for American ProgressSeptember 10, 2020
Ensuring Domestic Violence Survivors’ SafetyCenter for American ProgressAugust 10, 2020
Medicare Extra: A Tool To Improve Reproductive Health Care AccessCenter for American ProgressJuly 23, 2020
Toward Equitable Treatments for Women’s Health During Coronavirus and BeyondCenter for American ProgressJuly 15, 2020
States Must Expand Telehealth To Improve Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health CareCenter for American ProgressMay 21, 2020
The Power of Women of Color in the Global Climate MovementCenter for American ProgressApril 15, 2020
Integrating a Reproductive Justice Framework in Climate ResearchCenter for American ProgressMarch 6, 2020
Transforming the Culture of PowerCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2019
Women’s Empowerment—Not Population Control—Is Key to Combating Climate ChangeRewire.NewsSeptember 23, 2019
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in OregonCenter for American ProgressAugust 8, 2019
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in MinnesotaCenter for American ProgressAugust 8, 2019
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in MaineCenter for American ProgressAugust 8, 2019
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in LouisianaCenter for American ProgressAugust 8, 2019
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in IllinoisCenter for American ProgressAugust 8, 2019
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in ConnecticutCenter for American ProgressAugust 8, 2019
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in CaliforniaCenter for American ProgressAugust 8, 2019
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in AlabamaCenter for American ProgressAugust 8, 2019
Politicians’ Efforts to Undermine Providers Are Imperiling Women’s HealthCenter for American ProgressJuly 17, 2019
The Threat That Climate Change Poses to Women’s Health Is RealRewire.NewsApril 22, 2019
13 Ways States Can Protect and Advance Women’s Health and RightsCenter for American ProgressNovember 30, 2018
4 Ways Secretary DeVos’ Proposed Title IX Rule Will Fail Survivors of Campus Sexual AssaultCenter for American ProgressNovember 16, 2018
Trump Administration’s Proposed MATS Rollback Is Direct Attack on Women and ChildrenCenter for American ProgressOctober 2, 2018
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in FloridaCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2018
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in ArizonaCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2018
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in New MexicoCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2018
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in NevadaCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2018
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in TexasCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2018
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in ColoradoCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2018
The Trump-Pence Administration Uses Alternative Facts to Drive Major Policy Decisions Around Women’s HealthCenter for American ProgressAugust 8, 2018
What the Domestic Gag Rule Means for Title X ProvidersCenter for American ProgressJuly 20, 2018
Scott Pruitt Threatens Reproductive and Environmental Justice for WomenCenter for American ProgressApril 24, 2018
Efforts by Anti-Choice Advocates to Redefine and Limit ContraceptionCenter for American ProgressMarch 26, 2018
The Anti-Choice Movement’s Continued Pursuit of Politicized MedicineCenter for American ProgressMarch 14, 2018