Yousra Yusuf. Image by Sheridan Jones McCrae/AHW

Yousra Yusuf. Image by Sheridan Jones McCrae/AHW

Yousra Yusuf, MPH

School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

Bloomberg School of Public Health


PhD Candidate,

Ahw focus:

Gender Equity & Justice


Yousra Yusuf is a Global Health Scholar with the Gender Equity & Justice thematic area and a current PhD candidate at the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Her research interests are in sexual and reproductive health, health disparities, and maternal health in underserved, community-based research settings.

Prior to joining the school, Yousra managed large-scale studies with Asian, South-Asian and Arab American communities in New York following the community-based participatory research principle. She strongly believes in engaging community members and building partnerships with community-based and faith-based organizations to tackle health inequity and injustice. Yousra brings in her organizing experience in marginalized immigrant communities and Muslim American communities in New York and in the DC-Maryland- Virginia area.

Yousra completed her Masters in Public Health at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology and a research focus in maternal health. When not working, she can be found reading fiction or exploring museums and cuisines in Baltimore and the surrounding areas.