WHO WE ARE
Inas K. Mahdi
Inas Mahdi, MPH is the National Director of Training, Practice, and Evaluation for the National Birth Equity Collaborative, where she oversees anti-racism training and health system assessment. Ms. Mahdi received her MPH in Epidemiology and Global Health from the University of Alabama- Birmingham and is currently a 3rd year DrPH student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health within the Health Equity and Social Justice program. Throughout her career, Ms. Mahdi has worked across sexual and reproductive health and held roles in HIV prevention, intimate partner violence prevention, and global maternal and child health. She has conducted research related to adolescent pregnancy and STI prevention, HIV stigma, and safe birth and sexual violence prevention in refugee and humanitarian conflict settings. Ms. Mahdi is particularly interested in research related to anti-black racism, human rights, obstetric violence, and trauma-responsive care. Ms. Mahdi also serves on the research working group of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, where she helps expand maternal health research using health equity, Black feminist-womanist theory, and social epidemiology concepts.