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Ayesha Akhtar, MPH

Director of Education at Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

Topics: health policy/law, advancing maternal health, epilepsy health equity, advancing health status of South Asians

Pronouns: she/her


Ayesha Akhtar, MPH is the Director of Education with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. She is also a Master Trainer in Diversity & Cross Cultural Awareness. Ayesha is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where she earned a B.B.A. in accounting, and in 2010 she earned her M.P.H. from the University of Illinois-Chicago, focusing on culturally sensitive approaches to health care. She has over 20 years of experience as a public health advocate in a variety of settings and is passionate about advancing health equity by empowering communities.

Speaking Topics: Developing a health policy/writing a health policy law; health equity; advancing maternal health; epilepsy health equity; advancing the health status of South Asians

Articles and Features:  

Ayesha Akhtar Speaks About Epilepsy Awareness

Epilepsy Management and Advocacy

Facebook community groups are showing the pandemic’s divisions: Ayesha Akhtar, Director of Education Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, joined Chicago’s Afternoon News with Lisa Dent to talk about how a popular Oak Park Coronavirus Facebook group she also manages highlighted how divided the city was.

‘What do you do when you can’t agree on reality?’ Demise of popular Oak Park Coronavirus Facebook group highlights pandemic’s divisions