Emmen Ahmed is currently a public health graduate student at the University of Michigan where she is specializing in Health Behavior and Health Education. She has a B.S in Anthropology from Michigan State University, with minors in Health Promotion and Bioethics.
Emmen’s interests include focusing on women’s health promotion, sexual health and mental health education, and health communication to underserved areas of the U.S. She believes that the way we frame health messaging and how invested we become in population health can greatly improve the effectiveness of health education. She is also an artist and illustrator who largely deals with how to use social media to effectively disseminate consumable information. One of her major goals is to merge the arts and public health to create narratives and educational material for public use.
As an undergraduate student at Michigan State University, she worked as an intern for State Representative Abdullah Hammoud. There, she collaborated on efforts to improve the air quality of the residents in Dearborn, MI, as well as created a House Resolution to urge the U.S Government to send humanitarian aid to Yemen.