Meet our Bixby Program Assistant Angubeen Khan (Angu)

Angubeen Khan (Angu) earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she majored in International Studies with a topical focus on Global Health and a regional focus on South Asia. She also earned her Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan, where she concentrated in Health Behavior and Health Education. As a master’s student she contributed to research projects that focused on intimate partner violence and reproductive health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. For a year after graduation she worked at the University of Michigan School of Nursing as a project coordinator on The Arab American Women’s Reproductive Health Project: a study on reproductive autonomy experiences in an Arab American community and the Youth Empowerment Solutions – Positive Futures Study: a pilot intervention for preventing youth violence and substance abuse for middle schoolers. She has contributed to other projects related to sexual violence perpetration and victimization and screening interventions for intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion in family planning clinics.

Angu is currently a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Community Health Sciences. She is new to Los Angeles and excited for what this adventure will bring. She hopes that her doctoral journey will give her the opportunity to give back to her own communities and address the lack of access and education around sexual and reproductive health that she has noticed among South Asian, Arab, and Muslim American women and adolescents. She also looks forward to the opportunity to collaborate with her peers and colleagues, and mentor other students who are passionate about public health.

In her free time, Angu enjoys art and photography, traveling, and interfaith conversation. She is also an experienced henna artist, a hobby she picked up at the age of 12. She is not much into sports, but she is a golfer.

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