Bina Patel Shrimali, DrPH

Research Manager, Community Development

Bina Patel Shrimali manages the community development research team at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, which conducts research on the structural barriers to economic opportunity for low-income communities and communities of color. In this role, she provides guidance for the department’s research agenda and publications that advance healthy and resilient communities, a thriving labor force, and inclusive financial systems. Recent topics of her own work include the role of economic conditions on racial health disparities at birth, student loan debt, and gentrification and displacement.

Prior to joining the San Francisco Fed, Dr. Shrimali worked at the Alameda County Public Health Department where she launched projects focused on economic development 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.

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