Nymisha Nimmagadda, LifeBridge Health
Nymisha is a Population Health Fellow at LifeBridge Health. She will be addressing social determinants of health and health disparity in the northwest region of Baltimore by creating measures to report the progress and effectiveness of existing Population Health initiatives and working with existing community initiatives programs to evaluate their impact on individuals and the changing healthcare system.
Born and raised in India, Nymisha moved to Baltimore to pursue graduate school at Johns Hopkins University. Back home, she cofounded a nonprofit, Climate Leaders India Network, which focused on rural development, and volunteered at a public medical center to get a better understanding of health disparity and stigmatization of infectious diseases. Over the past two years in Baltimore, she has been volunteering for the nonprofit, Thread, which gave her the opportunity to see outside the Hopkins bubble and observe the extreme disparity in the city. Her passion to uplift the underserved communities and improve their health is the driving force behind her work.
Why do you choose to live and work in Baltimore?
Baltimore is home. I love the city for all that it has to offer - the people, culture and hospitality. I strongly believe that Baltimore can be the start to the change I want to see in the world. With the large pool of passionate leaders and ambitious organizations, the city has great potential for transformation.
What's one surprising fact about yourself?
I am ambidextrous. I was born left handed and forced to become right handed for religious reasons. Over time however, I learned to use both my hands.
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