Hima Patel
U.S. Program Manager

Hima brings over 7 years of program development, management and evaluation experience grounded in community based social impact in both domestic and global public health.

Prior to joining GHC as the US Program Manager, Hima pioneered the Family Planning Integration portfolio at the United Nations Foundation FP2030, advocating for rights-based family planning and reproductive health access for women and girls worldwide. Before FP2030, Hima held a faculty position at the Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health, where she managed and coordinated culturally grounded reproductive and behavioral health programs for Indigenous communities in the American Southwest. Hima has had the privilege and honor of being a Global Health Fellow at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), working in cross-sectoral integration. She is also a proud alumni of the Federal & Global Fellows program at the University of Maryland (UMD).

She holds a BS in Behavioral & Community Health from UMD, and an MSPH in International Health/Social and Behavioral Interventions from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Fun Fact: Hima moonlights as a wedding planning coordinator for big, fat South Asian weddings. You might run into her at weddings in the DC/MD/VA area!

Rooting public health in health equity and social justice is the beginning of giving communities and people the resources they need and deserve to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. I’m excited to help grow a movement that emboldens future public health leaders of the world to take courageous action to build a better, more just world.

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