Lisa M. Hilmi, MPH, BSN-RN

Associate Scholar

  •  Executive Director, CORE Group
  •   Community health | Disaster Preparedness | Global Health Security | Refugee health

Languages: English, French


Lisa Hilmi is the Executive Director of CORE Group, based in Washington DC. CORE Group convenes the International Community Health Network, a community of practice fueled by more than 200+ member organizations and individual associates that are champions for community health. Lisa Hilmi has three decades of global health experience in over 25+ countries, addressing health disparities for women, children, adolescents, and communities. She has worked in Peace Corps, WHO, non-profits, refugee, disaster, and conflict settings, as well as outbreaks and epidemics in multiple countries. As a nurse, Lisa has worked clinically in pediatric hospitals, community, academic, and crisis settings.

Recent Global Health Projects

1) CORE Group Polio Project- A 25-year, multi-country USAID flagship program in 7 countries, eradicating polio, community-based surveillance, routine immunization, and One Health approach to global health security

2) Small grants for Scaled Impact- a 10-year project supporting civil society with small grants to improve women, adolescents and children's sexual and reproductive health.


2019. The CORE Group Polio Project: An Overview of Its History and Its Contributions to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Volume/Issue: Volume 101: Issue 4_Suppl

Last Updated: 22 May 2023