Bina Shrimali, DrPH
Senior Researcher, Community Development
Bina joined the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 2017 as a Senior Researcher in Community Development.
Bina’s areas of expertise include health equity, social epidemiology, the impact of neighborhood conditions on children’s health and development, community collaboration, and design thinking for innovation. Bina’s most recent research focuses on neighborhood economic conditions and racial disparities in intergenerational health.
Bina also has extensive experience pioneering cross-sector collaboration to improve child health outcomes, and her innovative work has been locally and nationally recognized. At the Alameda County Public Health Department, Bina worked with an extensive list of community partners to design and launch several projects focused on economic development to improve health for young children and families, for example: supporting local food enterprises and resident entrepreneurship, developing alternatives to predatory financial products, offering financial coaching for maternal and child health clients. She led the launch of the Building Blocks for Health Equity Unit and the East Oakland implementation of Best Babies Zone, a national neighborhood-based project.
Bina received her BA in Economics and English, her Masters in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and her Doctorate in Public Health, all from UC Berkeley.