Sadiya Muqueeth

Director of Community Health

The Trust for Public Land
Washington , DC
Class of 2021
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Three words to describe me:
systems change-driven
The best part of my job:
building bridges across sectors and professions
Something that would surprise others about me:
I've co-hosted a radio show (in Spanish about public health and agriculture during Peace Corps).

As the director of community health for The Trust for Public Land, Dr. Sadiya Muqueeth understands that creating change in health does not come from explaining the causes of any single issue, but from building power with a group of people, overcoming small hurdles repeatedly, and having a constant focus on improving quality of life, lessons she learned firsthand from her tenure as a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Paraguay.  

 In her current role, Sadiya advances the built environment and nature as underutilized tools to improve quality of life and health in communities facing numerous challenges, from mental well-being to climate change.   

Sadiya earned her DrPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, her MPH in health behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her BA in public health studies from Johns Hopkins University. 

My dedication and passion for public health stems from a resoundingly simple philosophy: the public’s health is the most effective measure of a society’s success and resilience, and we as members of this society have the privilege and responsibility to serve and improve our collective well-being.

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