IHY Team

Kaveh Khoshnood

Kaveh Khoshnood
Kaveh Khoshnood

Kaveh Khoshnood is the new Faculty Director for InnovateHealth Yale. Kaveh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and the Director of the BA-BS/MPH Program at the Yale School of Public Health. Kaveh’s research interests are the epidemiology and prevention of HIV/AIDS; ethical issues in research with vulnerable populations and the health of conflict-affected and forcibly displaced populations, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa region. Kaveh teaches courses on public health ethics and global health. Kaveh’s favorite part of his job is mentoring students who are committed to tackle public health issues, especially those affecting marginalized communities domestically and internationally. Kaveh is an immigrant from Iran who believes in providing second chances to those who were forced to leave their countries due to violent conflict. Kaveh is grateful for the educational and mentorship opportunities he has had and eager to provide similar support to those in need. Email: Kaveh.Khoshnood@yale.edu

Fatema Basrai

Fatema Basrai

Fatema Basrai was born in India and was raised in rural Oklahoma and Texas. After living in Rome and graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, She moved to San Antonio, TX to teach.

Fatema currently serves as the Assistant Director of InnovateHealth Yale at Yale University. In her role, she works with students, faculty, staff and community members to support social ventures in health and education across the globe. She is active in the educational equity community as has presented nationally on panels including those for DreamWeek, The American Association for University Women, and Leadership for Educational Equity. She also served as the Vice Chair for the San Antonio ISD's 2016 Bond Committee which oversaw a $450 million dollar bond and was a founding member of SA RISE, an educational equity community organizing group.

Fatema was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education list for 2018 and is dedicated to ensuring educational and health equity for vulnerable populations globally. Email: fatema.basrai@yale.edu

InnovateHealth Yale Fellows

Uzma Amin

Uzma Amin

Education Fellow

Uzma is a MPH candidate in Health Care Management at the Yale School of Public Health. She attended the University of California, Berkeley and has worked with underserved, homeless and injecting drug user communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to attending Yale, she worked as a Healthcare Strategist for a behavior change agency in Los Angeles, using design thinking processes to understand challenges faced by healthcare companies and develop design and communication strategies. She is passionate about using human-centered design to improve the patient experience, and is currently working as a Healthcare Design Researcher to explore how the built care environment affects patient health outcomes and health system operational efficiency. E-mail: uzma.amin@yale.edu

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Allison Rabkin Golden

Venture Funding Fellow

Allison is a JD candidate at Yale Law School. She grew up in San Francisco, California but came to also love the east coast, and New Haven specifically, as an undergraduate at Yale College. Her interest in global health began at an early age and developed through, among other experiences, her research at the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute and her work in China as a Fulbright Scholar. Her professional experience thus far has spanned the public (e.g.,The White House National Economic Council), private (e.g., Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), and nonprofit (e.g., Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance) sectors. Email: allison.rabkingolden@yale.edu