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Amml Hussein

President Elect, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), New Jersey Chapter

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Location: Piscataway, NJ
Start Year: 2024
TRHT Pillar: Racial Healing and Relationship Building


With a dynamic career at the nexus of social work, research, and academia, Amml’s, EdD, passion unfolds in reshaping society with love. As the director of research at the Council on Social Work Education, she co-envisioned and implemented the Research, Policy, Practice Student Summit, engaging students in Capitol Hill’s influential halls to shape social policy on issues like substance use disorders and gun violence. This initiative seeks to revolutionize social work education by decolonizing its foundations and inspiring proactive student engagement.


Immersed in health policy, Amml’s background as a social scientist, clinician, and researcher uniquely equips her to address pressing healthcare challenges. Field visits to marginalized communities in New Jersey solidified her belief in healthcare as an essential human right, fueling her work in managed healthcare, from utilization to complex case management.

Beyond the conventional, Amml collaborated with legislators to establish a social policy lab leveraging artificial intelligence to address racial disparities. Now, her trajectory aims at contributing to a more inclusive healthcare ecosystem, with a specific focus on mental health access and coverage. Participating in the Culture of Health Leadership Institute for Racial Healing is her next step, empowering her to dismantle systemic barriers. Amml’s current research explores the potential in leveraging AI and expressive arts for trauma healing, envisioning a future where technology and compassion converge. This passion project reflects her commitment to creating a positive impact at a national scale, and the institute will provide the knowledge, networks, and influence needed to drive these transformative changes.

Future Focus

Amml Hussein leads transformative work at the intersection of AI and trauma healing within the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) framework. With a deep-seated vision, she collaborates across disciplines, using introspection and innovative AI tools to address racial traumas and shape inclusive policies. Driven by her passion for empowering student scholars to advocate effectively, she is committed to bringing overlooked narratives to the forefront. Additionally, Hussein actively promotes a national civic science culture, ensuring that underrepresented voices are not just heard, but celebrated. Her mission is to equip future leaders to authentically address societal challenges, amplifying marginalized voices for meaningful impact.

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Culture of Health Leaders Institute for Racial Healing

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program