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 improve economic outcomes for people facing barriers to economic opportunity. She oversees the team’s efforts in priority areas of healthy and resilient communities, a thriving labor force, and inclusive financial systems.
Bina previously managed the Community Development research team at the San Francisco Fed, providing guidance for the department’s research agenda and publications. Her prior research topics include systemic economic barriers underlying racial birth disparities, 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, Bina 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 local implementation of a national neighborhood-based project in East Oakland called Best Babies Zone.
Bina received her BA in Economics and English, Masters in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Doctorate in Public Health, all from UC Berkeley.