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Advancing Muslim American Health Priorities

Exploring the Religious Dimensions of Mental, Reproductive and Sexual Health.

October 18-20, 2019

The University of Chicago Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences

Conference Overview

A-MAP is the culmination of our Engaging Muslim Americans for Research on Community Health (E-MARCH) project through which a cohort of religious leaders, community health and social service workers, researchers, physicians, and patients from across the United States identified key community health research priorities for Muslim Americans. This conference provides a venue to examine these priorities by bringing together diverse stakeholders to discuss mosque-based, patient-centered approaches to addressing the religious dimensions of mental, reproductive, and sexual health disparities. 

By bringing together a cohort of Muslim religious leaders, clinicians, researchers, and advocates from across the country (E-MARCH Cohort), this conference aims to foster collaboration between community leaders, patients, and other health stakeholders to better facilitate research, interventions, and programs that address Muslim health. This 3 day conference features round table discussions and a one-of-a-kind live health research ‘Shark Tank’ panel where attendees can hear the E-MARCH cohort’s project pitches to a variety of health research funders and experts. Following A-MAP, the Initiative on Islam and Medicine in collaboration with Khalil CenterBayan, and Darul Qasim is hosting 5th Annual Islamic Bioethics Symposium exploring the normative aspects of mental, sexual, and reproductive health. 

The conference, sponsored by Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and co-organized in collaboration with Whitestone FoundationUmma Clinic, and Worry Free Community, will explore Muslim Americans’ mental, sexual, and reproductive health.

Keynote Speakers

Aziz Sheikh, MBBS, MSc, MD

Director, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics
University of Edinburgh

Rami Nashashibi, PhD

Executive Director
Inner-City Muslim Action Network

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