Usma Khan, MS

Chief Operations Officer, BHHI

In her role at BHHI, Usma Khan oversees strategic planning, new program development, communications, and the overall operational structure of BHHI. She works to create a strong and inclusive organizational culture that supports BHHI faculty and staff in implementing their impactful work.

Usma is inspired by BHHI’s mission and the intentional emphasis on addressing structural racism and equity. Having grown up in the Bay Area, she has witnessed the dramatic rise in homelessness, as the economic divide has widened and housing costs have skyrocketed, and she is dedicated to developing solutions to this critical public health and human rights issue.

Her prior work in the field of public health has spanned from health policy to community-based health programming to program implementation to administration and management. Usma earned a BS in Environmental Science from University of California, Berkeley and an MS from Harvard University in Environmental Health focused on environmental justice.