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Alumni Profile: Nimi Georgewill

Nimi Georgewill, MSPH ’23, is an alumna of the Social and Behavioral Interventions program in the Department of International Health. She is currently a project coordinator at the International Vaccine Access Center for the Supporting, Mobilizing, and Accelerating Research for Tuberculosis Elimination (SMART4TB) Project. 

Nimi’s passion for global health centers around strengthening immunization programs in sub-Saharan Africa focusing on creating equitable and sustainable vaccine coverage and access. She is dedicated to her work and strives to help identify and cultivate effective methods and tools to establish equitable health care access and robust health systems.

During her time at the Bloomberg School, Nimi was selected to be a Program in Applied Vaccine Experiences (PAVE) Scholar for the 2022 – 2023 cohort where she spent a few months in Geneva, contributing to the work on the Malaria Vaccine Implementation Program (MVIP) with Gavi and the WHO. Upon completion of the program, she was invited to continue her work as a Malaria Vaccine Uptake Task Team intern with PATH in Washington, D.C. At PATH, she contributed to the development of tailored communication plans, training modules, and community engagement toolkits.

Nimi also served as a Global Health Advocacy and Policy Research Intern in Nigeria with The Wellbeing Foundation, Africa, helping prepare communication materials for vaccine advocacy campaigns in the aims of curbing vaccine hesitancy. She also worked as a graduate research assistant with IVAC helping develop advocacy materials to help strengthen equitable and sustainable access to vaccines in LMICs, as well as serving as a qualitative researcher for the Marian House at the Bloomberg School. In 2022, Nimi was awarded the Social and Behavioral Interventions Alumni Award for her continued academic excellence as a student in the Department.

Outside of her studies and professional work in global health, Nimi is an avid member of her community, volunteering at various local and international organizations such as Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., the American Diabetes Association, and as a pediatric cardiology volunteer at the University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital in Nigeria.

Along with hard work, Nimi attributes her ability to grow professionally and capacity to help improve global health to the lessons and experiences she had in the Department of International Health.