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Ashley Lima Adjunct Professorial Lect Department of Health Studies

MPH, PhD in health promotion and behavior, University of Georgia<br/><br/>
BS in biology, Spelman College

Dr. Ashley C. Lima is a Health Scientist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Department of State where she leads the Guidance and Data Use Pod. She also leads surveys, surveillance, research and evaluation activity and manages the US’s HIV program in Tanzania.

Prior to joining the State Department, Dr. Lima served as a scientific and technical advisor for women-focused HIV prevention programs while completing CDC’s HIV Prevention in Communities of Color postdoctoral fellowship. Her domestic and global research has centered on examining the social contexts and structural exposures that increase HIV/STI risk among black women. Her global experiences have included providing scientific and technical expertise to various HIV-related research projects in Liberia.
Ashley’s non-research background includes working for almost two years as a health communications specialist at CDC and 3 years as an adjunct faculty member at Georgia State University. She received extensive training in the areas of qualitative methods and communication sciences while completing her MPH and PhD in health promotion and behavior at the University of Georgia.
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