Advancing Muslim American Health Priorities (A-MAP)

Exploring the Religious Dimensions of Mental, Reproductive and Sexual Health


October 18-20, 2019
Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences – The University of Chicago

Date and Location:

October 18-20, 2019

The University of Chicago
Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences

929 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637

For event information or sponsorship inquiries:
Stephen Hall
(773) 834-2723

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What makes A-MAP Unique?

A-MAP is a landmark conference on Muslim health disparities that is unlike any other event you’ve attended. In designing this conference, we wanted to ensure that we addressed questions important to Muslim communities across the U.S. To do so, we created a space for Muslim religious leaders, clinicians, researchers, and advocates from across the country to discuss health concerns important to their communities. This discussion brought us directly to the A-MAP themes of Muslim mental, reproductive, and sexual health. You can read more about these Muslim leaders here
A-MAP is going to address these themes by convening panel presentations with round table discussions where you can provide insight into how these concerns can be addressed in the mosque community. Additionally, our E-MARCH cohort will be presenting their project ideas to a panel of experts in a one-of-a-kind health research Shark Tank setting. Learn more about these events by checking out our A-MAP Program.

A-MAP Aims

This conference will:

  • Draw attention to Muslim American community health challenges
  • Explore mosque-based, patient-centered outcomes research approaches to mental, reproductive, and sexual health concerns
  • Produce white paper(s) outlining an agenda for Muslim patient-centered outcomes research and best practices for mosque community-based research
  • Foster collaboration between community leaders, patients, and other health stakeholders to better facilitate research, interventions, and programs that address Muslim health

Visit our Launchgood page to learn how you can support a student or trainee attend this landmark conference.


Keynote Speakers:

Aziz Sheikh, MBBS, MSc, MD
Director, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics
University of Edinburgh

Rami Nashashibi, PhD
Executive Director
Inner-City Muslim Action Network

A-MAP is the culmination of our Engaging Muslim Americans for Research on Community Health [E-MARCH] project through which a cohort of religious leaders, community health and social service workers, researchers, physicians, and patients from across the United States identified key community health research priorities for Muslim Americans. This conference provides a venue to examine these priorities by bringing together diverse stakeholders to discuss mosque-based, patient-centered approaches to addressing the religious dimensions of mental, reproductive, and sexual health.

Heba Abolaban

Alia Azmat

Nasir Malim

Nancy Romanchek

Sameera Ahmed

Mona Elgohail

Fatema Mirza

Muhammed Sackor

Yasser Aman

Amal Killawi

Sharif Mohamed

Michael VanKeulen

Mohammad Aref

Angelica Lindsey-Ali

Samaiya Mushtaq

This conference was funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute® (PCORI®) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award

Thank you to our sponsors!

View our sponsorship opportunities here.

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