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Dr. Imani Ma'at

Dr. Imani Ma'at

Dr. Imani Ma'at, Harvard Alum, Health Scientist who specializes in teen empowerment and self-esteem building. Health and wellness promotion for all ages.

  • Dr. Imani Ma’at

    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 specialized in community and international health, HIV/AIDS, and chronic diseases. Dr. Ma’at is now the CEO of her own business entitled Healthy Haiku Productions which specializes in health educational workshops and motivational speaking regarding healthy choices for teens and adults.

    Due to her passion for working with youth and the arts, in 2002 she co-founded a non-profit teen theater/health education group entitled Youth Educational Services (Y.E.S.) 4 Health, Inc. Most recently she launched an award-winning poetry workshop series for youth entitled Healthy Haiku 4 Youth, which has been systematically evaluated, through a Fellowship from Morehouse School of Medicine, Tuskegee University and University of Alabama documenting the effectiveness of this unique strategy. 


    Dr. Ma’at has published two books based on the workshop 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, self-esteem, diet and exercise (and much more) and provides examples of Haiku and other poetry written about the issues. The second book, published in 2010, is entitled, Healthy Haiku Poetry: Using Creative Expression to Transform Youth.


    Her theater work has continued as she serves on the Board of the Fulton County Youth Theater and is one of the writers for the Angie Jackson Mystery series. The series launched recently with the play Angie the Musical written and directed by Mr. Vincent Kee and performed at the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta in August, 2012.



    Dr. Ma’at has earned degrees from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and Teacher’s College of Columbia University.

    Dr. Imani Ma’at, Ed.D, M.Ed., MCP
    CEO, Healthy Haiku Productions
    2107 N. Decatur Road #175
    Decatur, GA 30033
    404-702-4382
    email: healthyhaiku@gmail.com


  • Teen Health: Violence, HIV, Building Self-Esteem, Nutrition, and more

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  • Dr. Imani, thank you for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm about health and poetry with my students. Your healthy haiku workshop taught my students how to make healthy choices and express themselves through dance, rhythm and poetry. - Rachel Kanter First Grade Teacher at the DeKalb Prep Academy, Atlanta, GA.


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