Yemisi Ajumobi

Biosecurity Fellow, Think Tank Track

Yemisi Ajumobi is doing a think tank fellowship at the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center.


Previously, she worked for several years with the World Bank’s Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice where she provided technical, operational and policy advice to country governments on enhancing health security capacities of countries across the Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia regions. As a DrPH candidate in Health Security at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Yemisi’s doctoral research is focused on improving risk analysis of the spillover, emergence and spread of environmentally driven emerging and re-emerging infectious disease pathogens of pandemic potential. She is keen on building strong coalitions across developing and developed economies and adopting multisectoral solutions to enhance global health security.

Yemisi holds an MPH in Epidemiology and Global Health from Columbia University; an M.S. in Human Resources for Health Administration from Claremont Graduate University; and a B.S in Biochemistry from the University of Lagos. She is a 2019 Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Initiative (ELBI) Fellowship Alumnus and a graduate of the Risk Sciences and Public Policy certification program at JHU.