Mohamed Ali, MSc., MPH
Mohamed Ali is the Program Coordinator of the Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington state based at the International Community Health Services. The Hepatitis B Coalition of WA state (HBCW) is dedicated to preventing and reducing hepatitis B disease and its complications through innovation, culturally competent education, and community partnership. Mohamed was born and brought up in Somalia and worked extensively on biomedical research at Kenyatta University, Kenya National Museums. After moving to the United States in 1998, Mohamed worked at School of Medicine, University of Washington in basic immunology research. After living United States for a while, Mohamed recognized the challenges Somali community members as well as other communities of color faced in accessing and receiving health services and health information. He saw a role for himself in bridging the gap between refugee/immigrant health experience and the US health care system. In 2008 Mohamed received a MPH in Global Health from the University of Washington. Mohamed is particularly passionate about reducing health inequities, increasing cultural competence, to impact change. Mohamed is fluent in Somali and English and conversational in Arabic.