Bina Patel Shrimali, DrPH
Vice President, Community Development
Bina Patel Shrimali is Vice President of Community Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and serves as the Bank’s Community Affairs Officer. In this role, she provides leadership and strategic direction for the community development team’s research and engagement initiatives to advance economic opportunity for low-income people and communities of color. She oversees the team’s efforts in priority areas of racial and economic equity, healthy and resilient communities, a thriving labor force, and inclusive financial systems.
Dr. Shrimali previously managed the community development research team at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, providing guidance for the department’s research agenda and publications. Recent topics of her own work include economic drivers of racial birth inequities, child care’s role in enabling economic participation, and estimations of state-level GDP gains from closing racial and gender gaps in the labor market.
Prior to joining the San Francisco Fed, Dr. Shrimali worked at the Alameda County Public Health Department where she launched projects focused on addressing neighborhood and economic factors to improve health for young children and families, several of which have been nationally recognized and duplicated in other parts of the country. She led the implementation of a national neighborhood-based project in East Oakland called Best Babies Zone.
Dr. Shrimali received her BA in Economics and English, Masters in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Doctorate in Public Health, all from UC Berkeley.