abdullah shihipar is a writer, designer, artist and organizer based in Providence. He is currently a Masters of Public Health candidate at the Brown University’s School of Public Health. Presently, his research focuses on overdose prevention and harm reduction, though he is also interested in the public health impacts of punitive immigration policies and other forms of state violence.

From 2016-2018, he worked with the World Health Organization, UN Environment and Coalition for Clean Air and Climate on the BreatheLife Campaign — a campaign that aims to get cities around the world to improve their air quality to safe levels. As a writer, he has written for publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, Quartz, Teen Vogue, The Appeal, Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, VICE, ThinkProgress, CANADALAND and Jacobin among others. In 2017, he was named the inaugural J-Source/CWA Canada Reporting Fellow and worked on a six article series about labour issues in media workplaces.

He can be reached at abd2323[at]gmail[dot]com.

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