MMHLA has hired two interns, both of whom are graduate students at the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University.

Rana Abdel-Rahman / Intern

Rana is a native Virginian who graduated from the University of Virginia in 2019 with a double major in Psychology and Global Public Health. A first-generation Egyptian-American, Rana is committed to understanding the impact of cultural and religious determinants on the health of Middle Eastern populations, specifically how these factors affect the mental health of refugee, immigrant, and asylee mothers and children from the region.

Aminat Balogun / Intern

Aminat is specializing in Maternal & Child Health and is also a part time Research Assistant at the Global Women’s Institute, where she conducts research on the prevention of violence against women and girls in humanitarian settings. Aminat’s professional interests include patient-centered reproductive health care, community-based perinatal care, and improving pregnancy and childbirth experiences for Black women in the United States.