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Arshia wajid

American Muslim Health professionals

Arshia Wajid is the Founder and Board Member of American Muslim Health Professionals, a national non-profit organization focused on empowerment of health professionals seeking to advance public health, social justice, and civic engagement within their communities. AMHP’s three program areas include professional development, mental health and advocacy for underserved communities. In February 2015, she was invited along with 14 American-Muslim leaders to discuss contributions of Muslim health professionals with former President Barack Obama at a private roundtable at the White House.

Arshia received a bachelor's degree in History and a master's degree in Business Administration and Public Health from the University of Illinois and completed a fellowship in Hospital Administration at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. As the Program Manager at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, she is spearheading the optimization of front end operations for over 70 medical groups. Arshia serves as Advisory Board Member at the Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition and an Ambassador for Women’s Empowerment Campaign. Her personal interest in global health has led her to volunteer with medical relief missions in Haiti, Bangladesh, India, and Jordan.

Arshia is a recipient of the 2018 Muslim Women’s Alliance Inspiring Woman Award and has been featured in the Chicago Sun Times, CBS Chicago News and U.S. Department of State’s ShareAmerica platform

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