Asha Hassan MPH

Graduate Research Assistant
Asha Hassan, a smiling Black woman with dark brown skin, brown eyes, and slicked-back, black hair in a ponytail, wearing a professional blacktop and pearl earrings.

About Me

I am a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and my work is driven by my passions for reproductive health equity, abortion access and policy, and understanding police violence as a manifestation of structural racism. My vision for health equity unapologetically centers the most marginalized, uplifts bodily autonomy, and values traditional knowledge. Working towards a world where Black people are free from reproductive oppression at all stages of the lifecourse is key to achieving health equity. Black-led spaces unafraid of taking bold approaches to research in academia is a rarity and this is what makes CARHE so special.

In 2020, I was named a Society of Family Planning Emerging Scholar, and in 2021, I was named a National Birth Equity Research Scholar. In addition to my scholarship, I am committed to antiracist narrative change. As part of this, I have given expert interviews on racism, equity, and reproductive health with media outlets like The GuardianProPublica, Minnesota Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio, KSTP Channel 5, and Sahan Journal.

I earned my BA in Gender and Women's Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison, my MPH in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology from University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and I am currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Email: [email protected]

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