Nafeesah Allen Title: Author, Editor, Strategist Education: University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, Barnard College at Columbia University Nafeesah Allen, Ph.D. is a migration scholar and editorial strategist who mainstreams marginalized experiences and sources into everyday stories about finance, business, real estate, parenting, travel, and more. Experience Nafeesah Allen, Ph.D. is a multi-lingual author, independent researcher, and content strategist, who contributes to various national publications. She has over 15 years of experience in government communications, editorial, crisis response, and team-building roles on four continents. She also enjoys working with funders, founders, and startups to offer messaging and brand marketing strategies that center audience identity, moral imperatives, and executive transparency in thought leadership. She is a Visiting Researcher at Wits, and has a forthcoming book with Palgrave. She has released numerous book chapters, articles, and bilingual children’s books. People of color have a complicated relationship with hospital-focused care in the U.S. I write about health topics by acknowledging the wealth and trust gap, exploring wellness alternatives, and validating a truly patient-centered approach to medical treatment. Education Nafeesah has Ph.D. in Forced Migration from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa, a postgraduate diploma in Folklore & Cultural Studies at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in New Delhi, India, a Masters of International Affairs at Columbia University in 2009 and a BA from Barnard College at Columbia University. She is a Visiting Researcher at Wits, and has a forthcoming book with Palgrave. She has released numerous book chapters, articles, and bilingual children's books. About Health Health, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.