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.