Lisa Hilmi, MPH

CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Global Health Consultant, Penn alum- School of Nursing Science

Public Health Interests:

Child Survival, Health Systems development, Disaster preparedness and rehabilitation, gender, injury surveillance, Gender and HIV/AIDS

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Lisa Hilmi is a Senior Public Health Nurse who has worked internationally in over 10 countries in Africa and Asia. She has specialized in disaster relief and rehabilitation including Somalia health rehabilitation post-war and famine, Rwandan refugee crisis, Asian tsunami, Sri Lankan civil conflict, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, and more. Lisa has worked for the WHO, CARE, IMC and AmeriCares, as well as with American Red Cross Disaster Services. As a clinical nurse, Lisa worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute with pediatric trauma and injury. Research has included HIV/AIDS and displaced populations, disaster preparedness and response, nursing workforce training, gender-based violence, women's livelihood, and women's health issues. Lisa is a strong advocate for nursing systems strengthening and training internationally. Lisa has assisted with health infrastructure, injury surveillance, gender issues, clinical research and other global public health issues. 

Select Publications:

Lisa Hilmi, Eeshara Vithana Kottegoda, Anil Jasinghe, Dudley Perera, Rachel Wax, Observation of Motorcycle Helmet Usage in Three Sri Lankan Cities; Pediatric Helmet Recommendations Needed, World Safety 2010; Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, September 2010.

Lisa M. Hilmi, Robert Bristow, Ranjith Ellawala, Anil Jasinghe, Eeshara Kottegoda Vithana, Sol Kuah, Pushpa Zoysa, The Nurses’ perspective- Strengthening disaster preparedness and emergency medicine systems in developing countries through nurse participation, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Vol. 24: No. 2,March–April 2009.

Lisa M. Hilmi, Anil Jasinghe, Eeshara Kottegoda Vithana , Robert Bristow, The INGOs’ role in Disaster preparedness in developing countries, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Vol. 24: No. 2,March–April 2009.

Pole, D., Vithana, E., Hilmi, L., Jasinghe, A.: Information on injury and violence in a developing country: Dog bites, crocodile bites and gun shots, Bulletin von Medicus Mundi Schweiz Nr. 108, May 2008.