Dr. Aisha Jumaan
President, Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation
Ecumenical Advocacy Days will welcome Dr. Aisha Jumaan during the plenary on Militarism and Peacemaking on Wednesday, April 26.
Dr. Jumaan has over 30 years of experience in public health, including viral vaccine preventable diseases, cervical and breast cancer research, surveillance, maternal, child health and nutrition, primary health care, and women in development.
Currently, Dr. Jumaan is working as an Independent Consultant coordinating health-related projects in Yemen. After working in various positions at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for 13 years, she then became Director for HPV Vaccines: Evidence for Impact project at PATH.org, and later supported the CDC’s Field Epidemiology training Program. Dr. Jumaan has also served as an Assistant Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Epidemiology Department of Emory University.
A native of Yemen, she has made an impact there, participating in health-related program development, evaluation, and training activities for Peace Corps. Dr. Jumaan was also an Assistant Professor on the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Sana’a University, and consulted on research projects for various ministries, USAID, Save the Children, and the Dutch Embassy.
Dr. Jumaan earned a B.A. in Biology from Mills College, Oakland, Ca., a master’s in public health from Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., and a Ph.D in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.