Aliya Hussaini, MD

Health Team Lead

Dr. Hussaini is responsible for the foundation’s efforts to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity through interventions that engage children, their families, their schools, and their communities in addressing nutrition and physical activity environments, access, and behavior.

A practicing pediatrician in the Austin, Texas community, Dr. Hussaini has a bachelor of arts in Biology and Economics from Swarthmore College and a medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her pediatrics residency and served as chief resident at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, and has a master of science in Health Policy Research from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. In her most recent position, she worked at the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Recent blog posts by Aliya

In my last post, I talked about the fact that public health efforts driven by community members themselves are the most likely to take root and succeed over the long-term. In this post, I’ll look at how we decided that Dove Springs, a community in the foundation's own backyard, emerged as the front runner for us to refine and implement our place-based strategy.
Getting to Dove Springs: How we selected a focal point for our place-based childhood obesity prevention efforts
In my last post, I talked about the fact that public health efforts driven by community members themselves are the most likely to take root and succeed over the long-term. In this post, I’ll look at how we decided that Dove Springs, a community in the foundation's own backyard, emerged as the front runner for us to refine and implement our place-based strategy.
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