12 Arab Women You Should Know // Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha (born 1976) is a pediatrician and public health advocate who was a key whistleblower revealing the Flint Water Crisis which exposed children to dangerous levels of lead in Flint, Michigan.

She is the director of Hurley Hospital’s Pediatric Residency program. Since the Flint Water Crisis, she also became the director of the Pediatric Public Health Initiative, a partnership between Hurley Medical Center and Michigan State University, to monitor and address the effects of lead exposure on Flint’s kids. Also in response to the crisis, Hanna-Attisha worked to establish, was a founding donor, and is on the advisory board of the Flint Child Health and Development Fund.