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.