Dr. Imani Ma'at

Bio: Dr. Imani Ma'at is a Health Educator and Behavioral Scientist who worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 22 years. She is now the CEO of her own business entitled Focused Health, LLC which specializes in Keynote and Motivational Speaking on health and wellness, workshops for adults and youth, and encouraging healthy choices and empowerment for all ages. She has published three books in the Healthy Haiku Series. The first is entitled: "Promoting Healthy Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Among Youth Using Haiku and Creative Expression: a Training Manual for Mentors" which provides information on health issues such as delaying sex, HIV, violence, diet and exercise, raising self-esteem ( and more) and provides examples of Haiku and other poetry about those issues. The second book entitled: "Healthy Haiku Poetry: Using Creative Expression to Transform Youth" is a reader and exercise book that can be enjoyed by the entire family. The third and most recent book is entitled: Healthy Haiku 3: How to Fight Childhood Obesity One Poem at a Time! This book takes the proprietary Health Haiku process to educate youth, families and mentors about creative ways to reduce childhood and teen obesity. Dr. Ma'at has earned advanced degrees from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Teacher's College of Columbia University.

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