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Exploring trust and respect in family planning and reproductive health care experiences among Black and Indigenous Minnesota communities using a historical and reproductive justice lens
Abortion, Contraception
Awarded 2020
Emerging Scholars in Family Planning
Asha Hassan, BA, MPH
Planned Parenthood North Central States
$7,500

Asha Hassan is an early career Health Services Researcher and Epidemiologist. Asha completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in Gender and Women’s Studies with minors in global health and African studies in 2015. After graduating she moved to Nairobi, Kenya for a year to work as a research fellow assisting and learning about large scale randomized control trials. Asha then returned to academia to pursue a Masters in Maternal and Child Health epidemiology at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Over those two years, she worked as a research assistant in the center of maternal and child health excellence, a student evaluator at the Minnesota Department of Health, and both an evaluation and research intern at Planned Parenthood North Central States. After graduating, Asha went on to be the first full-time research hire for Planned Parenthood North Central States where I continue to work on both clinical and social science projects. She is now a first-year Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota, hoping to broaden my knowledge of health policy, mixed-methods research, and demography in the context of reproductive justice. My qualitative research project focuses on understanding and investigating how to build trust and respect in family planning and reproductive health care experiences between Black and Indigenous Minnesotan communities and the providers that serve them using a historical and reproductive justice lens.