Founder, Culture of Health – Advancing Together (CHAT)
Aisha Siddiqui earned her doctorate from The University of Texas, School of Public Health (UTSPH) in Management, Policy, and Community Health Practice. Born and raised in Pakistan, Siddiqui moved to the United States with her husband in 1985. She has worked as an epidemiologist at the Houston Department of Health and Human Services, which strengthened her determination to serve the disadvantaged. While working on her doctoral degree, she sought out South Asian women to better understand the challenges they faced in staying healthy. In 2015, Siddiqui founded Culture of Health – Advancing Together (CHAT), a non-profit that fosters the health and wellbeing of immigrant and refugee communities through education, arts, advocacy, and access to care.