Abena Asare

Senior Program Assistant


Abena supports the Safety and Wellbeing team on projects related to violence prevention and mental health and wellbeing. She provides support to communities across California through the Safety Through Connection program, works with cities across the country through the Making Connections for Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Men and Boys initiative, and helps assist with PreventConnect web conferences focused on sexual and domestic violence prevention. Prior to joining Prevention Institute, Abena worked at the Office of Admission and served as the President of Wellesley for Public Health and the Vice President for the Minority Association of Premedical Students. She is passionate about addressing the historical injustices and determinants of health that contribute to the health inequities present today and has conducted research on how racism impacts birth outcomes and overall health. Abena received her B.A. in in Psychology and Health & Society from Wellesley College.