Arazu Kian, BSN, RN, WHNP-S , University of Minnesota

My interest in women’s health stemmed from a childhood where I saw the medical system consistently fail the women in my family, specifically immigrant women. Their hardships and difficulties navigating the system inspired me to pursue an education in women’s health, focusing on culturally empowering and equitable healthcare. I aim to accomplish this through interprofessional team-based care to meet the needs of diverse patients.

After getting my RN degree, I began working on Quality Improvement and research projects at the University of Minnesota. In 2020, I started the DNP program and am currently working on a toolkit to address social determinants of health in the women’s health clinic setting, with hopes that providers use it to assess and address patient SDOH concerns.

I am honored to be a part of NPWH, and I look forward to growing as a provider who provides equitable care to women across the lifespan. It’s an honor to be a part of NPWH and I look forward to the conference!