Aliya Hussaini, MD

Portfolio Director, Health

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

Since the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and our partners launched Go Austin! ¡Vamos Austin! (GAVA) in 2012, we’ve seen incredible changes in two communities. Our goal was to engage a cross-section of the community in coordinated childhood obesity prevention, and to find the sweet spot where local engagement meets evidence-based best practice. Well, we’re getting there.
Next steps in the movement towards better health
Since the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and our partners launched Go Austin! ¡Vamos Austin! (GAVA) in 2012, we’ve seen incredible changes in two communities. Our goal was to engage a cross-section of the community in coordinated childhood obesity prevention, and to find the sweet spot where local engagement meets evidence-based best practice. Well, we’re getting there.
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