Yasemin Arikan is a futurist with the Institute for Alternative Futures. Most recently, she developed national and local scenarios on the futures of public health in 2030 for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Kresge Foundation. Previously she coauthored forecasts and scenarios on health care, society, and technology for a variety of associations.
Ms. Arikan also co-led the first-ever examination of U.S. community health centers’ role in improving population health by addressing the social determinants of health that underlie and shape the health of patients. A native speaker of German and Turkish, she earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in social sciences with a concentration in sociology from the University of Chicago.