Mahnoor Fatima (she/her) is a first-year Master of Public Health candidate focusing on Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She is also completing a certificate in Maternal and Child Health from Emory University’s Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health. Before moving to Atlanta, Mahnoor graduated from Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST University) in Karachi, Pakistan with a bachelor’s degree focused in Sociology. Prior to graduate school, Mahnoor worked as a Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Fellow with the SRHR Global Program Services Team at Pathfinder International where she led a specialized internal task force consisting of country directors, technical advisors, and business unit directors to advance Pathfinder’s work on Child, Early, and Forced Marriages. She currently works at her school as a graduate research assistant with the Hubert Department of Global Health on a review of psychometric measures to assess intimate partner violence against women and girls and as an engagement coordinator with the Emory Center for AIDS Research. Her professional interests include gender, psychometric methods, and the application of behavior change theory for reproductive health, maternal and child health, and global health that integrates a person-centered approach, particularly in crisis and humanitarian settings. Connect with Mahnoor on LinkedIn!
In her blog post, titled “Advancing Health Equity through Interprofessional Team Building: A Case Study on Addressing Child, Early, and Forced Marriages”, Mahnoor applies MCH Competency 10 (Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional Team Building) to her fellowship with the SRHR Global Program Services Team at Pathfinder International where she led a specialized internal task force consisting of country directors, technical advisors, and business unit directors to advance Pathfinder’s work on Child, Early, and Forced Marriages (CEFM). “To lead the taskforce, I undertook literature reviews, evidence, and data-gathering to understand the prevalence, need, and burden of CEFM globally as well as in the countries already in our portfolios…” Continue reading more about Mahnoor’s health equity efforts here!