Jonas IV Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Lisa Hilmi, CPN

University of Pennsylvania

Lisa Hilmi has an extensive career in global health and disaster relief, employing both human rights and community based participatory approaches to addressing disparities in health for women in children. Research and global projects have focused on injury surveillance/injury prevention in Asia, children's health and psychosocial well-being post-disaster and post-conflict in Asia and Africa, gender and water issues in Cameroon, women's livelihood to improve health and nutrition, HIV/AIDS/STI programs in Rwanda and Tanzania, disaster preparedness and humanitarian relief in Africa and Asia, and health concerns amongst internally displace persons and refugees. Ms. Hilmi completed her BA in Political Science/Communications at Villanova University, MPH at Columbia University, and her BSN at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently is the Secretary for Xi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing. Her awards include the Sri Lanka Award for Advancing Nursing Practice, Dean's Award for Innovation Games for Healthcare Challenge, as well as the Lillian Sholtis Brunner Award for Innovative Practice in Nursing. Ms. Hilmi's program of research seeks to develop evidence-based, culturally relevant, interventions through innovative approaches to injury prevention for vulnerable adolescents in urban environments. Her dissertation research focuses on health disparities in the environment that contribute to adolescent motor vehicle crash injury, utilizing GIS spatial risk modeling to identify risk in urban communities. Her mentors are internationally acclaimed injury scientists, Dr. Lynn Sommers and Dr. Charles Branas. Ms. Hilmi works clinically as a pediatric emergency department nurse and mentors nursing and engineering students in global health projects.