Osub Ahmed is a senior policy analyst 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.