Fahmida Hossain—Facilitator & Content Developer

Fahmida Hossain is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University. Her vision is to place narrative and storytelling as a lived and practical means to understand and shape organizational culture; change efforts; best practices improvements; and routine, person-to-person encounters through an innovative approach she calls Narrative Authority.

Along with her Ph.D. work, Fahmida serves as a training facilitator and content developer for the coaching and organizational change firm, Naridus, LLC. She has facilitated development classes for two cohorts of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, which is part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.  Fahmida also serves as a non-scientific reviewer for the University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Her book chapter, “Normativity in Bioethics: Dealing with Bioethical Issues,” appears in a 2020 Springer Publications,  Globalized World, edited by J. Gielen. 

She presented her paper “Applying Narrative Authority to Change Healthcare Practices to Protect the Rights and Dignity of Muslim Women” at the 2019 Conference on 
Medicine & Religion.  Fahmida is scheduled to share her work, “Applying Narrative Authority to Build Healthcare Practices to Effectively Recognize and Serve Muslim Patients, Particularly Women, in a Predominantly Non-Muslim Community” in France and Portugal, Spring, 2020.

Fahmida was awarded two research fellowships at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in the areas of Patient Safety Fellowship and Death & Dying. And she was most recently the recipient of a Research Fellowship though The James F. Drane Fellowships in Bioethics, Edinboro University.

Fahmida holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership, Professional Administration from Duquesne University, and is a Certified Healthcare Ethics Consultant (HEC-C).

Originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, Fahmida is based in Pittsburgh, Pa. with her husband and their young son.