Edima Ottoho is a public health professional with more than 10 years of experience. She is currently undergoing her doctoral studies (DrPH Leadership, Management, and Policy) at Boston University (BU). She also holds two master’s degrees (MPH and MBA) and is a PMP-licensed Project Manager. Edima has been involved in numerous projects in sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States and her long-term ambition is to become a Global Health Leader. She is currently a Course Instructor for a Master’s level (MPH) core course – Individual, Community, and Population Health (ICPH) at the BU School of Public Health. She is also an Emerging Women Leaders (EWL) Fellow, the APPAM Equity and Inclusion Fellow, and a Board Member for the Smile Train Young Leadership Circle (YLC) where she works with other young professionals to advocate for and support children with cleft. Edima is currently working on a project relating to women’s leadership in global health with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Program for Gender Rights and Resilience (GR2). She has also worked briefly with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) where she co-developed guidelines on health and racial equity in shared services for local health departments and also conducted an evaluation of local health hiring processes to inform optimization.
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