Sumaiya Khan, is responsible for providing research and project management for the Equitable Enterprise Initiative alongside other social and health related projects. Prior to joining IFTF, Sumaiya was part of the inaugural cohort of the American Public Health Association/Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fellowship program, tasked with creating an equity in grantmaking toolkit/checklist to advance equitable grantmaking within Kaiser Permanente. This process allowed her to gain skills in synthesizing research, facilitating workgroups, and addressing root causes of inequities. Sumaiya has worked in various work environments ranging from federally qualified health centers to healthcare startups and brings extensive experience in health education, program/project management, and community-based research.
Sumaiya holds her Master of Public Health degree with a focus on Health and Social Behavior from the University of California, Berkeley, and her B.A. in Politics from Willamette University.