Existing strategies addressing medical debt, such as stopping lawsuits or removing it from credit reports, are important but do little to actually prevent debt.
Uzma Amin is a manager on the program team and comes to the Financial Health Network with a passion for healthcare. Amin's background is in community-based public health, working with vulnerable populations around social services and substance use. She has used these experiences as a lens and means for advocating for the underserved in her other work in healthcare communications and strategy, human-centered design and social entrepreneurship.
Growing up in a low-income, immigrant family, Amin has experienced the challenges of achieving financial health in the U.S. In graduate school, she developed her interest in inclusive economic development and is interested in exploring the connection between physical health and financial health to create healthy and resilient communities.
Amin holds a master’s of public health focused in healthcare management from Yale University and a B.A. in South and Southeast Asian Studies, with a minor in global poverty, from UC Berkeley.