Dr. Farhiya Farah is a public health practitioner who has worked with academia, government, and community based organizations for two decades in the Twin Cities metro area. She is energized and passionate about promoting health equity and inclusivity in public health policies and practices. Dr. Farah has received numerous recognition and awards for her innovative public health work.
Dr. Farah’s public health research interests are at the intersection of food safety and healthy food. She collaborated with HealthPartners Institute of research on a five-year NIH system science study examining prevalence of cardiovascular diseases of Somalis living in the metro areas and also does food safety intervention and evaluation work with Minneapolis Health Department and St. Cloud Public Health.
Dr. Farah is an active member of her community and has volunteered with the City of Minneapolis Department of Health, ECHO Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health Africa Initiative. She is the current board chair of Average Mohamed that works with youth challenging intolerance through dialogue and narrative sharing mostly through cartoons.