Holly Nishimura, PhD


Dr. Nishimura’s research interests include understanding the social and structural factors that contribute to inequalities in health outcomes globally, with a particular focus on gender and economic inequalities. She is also actively engaged in efforts to decolonize global health and improve equity and inclusion in academia. Dr. Nishimura received the Fulbright-Fogarty and Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from NIMH for her predoctoral training. As a TAPS fellow, she is working with Dr. Carol Camlin on the Owete study, which uses a social network approach to promote HIV self-testing and linkage to care among fishermen at Lake Victoria. She is also working with Dr. Sheri Lippman on a study to understand the potential impacts of Guaranteed Income (GI) on Black youth and young adults' financial, emotional, and physical well-being (BEEM).
2022 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
PhD, 08/2022 - International Health, Johns Hopkins University
MPH, 05/2018 - Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, UC Berkeley