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Ahna Suleiman, MPH, Ph.D.

Youth Engagement and Adolescent Well-being Consultant / Advisors

Ahna Suleiman is an educator, youth advocate, and transdisciplinary developmental scientist. Her work integrates best practices from public health, effective youth engagement, and developmental science to inform policies and practices that support positive health trajectories for young people. Ahna currently coordinates the UCLA Center for the Developing Adolescent’s Youth National Scientific Council on Adolescence and chairs the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine’s Youth Engagement Committee. She has taught courses in public health and youth development at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and recently left a tenure track position in the Department of Public Health at Sacramento State University. Ahna is currently prototyping new employment models that allow her to maximally support adolescent health and wellbeing. She holds a Doctor of Public Health from the University of California Berkeley, a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and a B.A. in English American Literature from the University of California Santa Cruz.