Karam H. Ahmad
Colorado Health Institute
Karam Ahmad is a director at the Colorado Health Institute. CHI’s mission and vision is to improve the health and well-being of Coloradans through independent research, analysis, and insight that advance sound policies and decisions. Karam leads CHI’s Acclimate Colorado climate change and health work – which is working to assemble the leadership needed to adapt human health to a warmer climate. Through Acclimate Colorado, CHI is assessing the health and climate data, aligning community, government, and cross-sector leaders, and advancing evidence-based policy. In addition to climate work, he leads evaluation on multiple projects and works on a variety of health policy issues, ranging from integrating systems of care, health policy leadership, oral health, health equity, behavioral health, and more. He joined CHI in 2017. Ahmad earned his master’s degree in public health from the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University and a certificate in Climate Change and Health from Yale University.