Senior Policy Analyst
Simi Ekundayo joined the Center for Health and Homeland Security in April 2020 as a Policy Analyst. In this role, she is currently working with the Prince George’s County Health Department, as their Maryland Responds Volunteer Coordinator with the Public Health Emergency Preparedness team.
In her position as the MRC Coordinator for Prince George’s County, she is responsible for managing volunteers and providing supplemental staffing for all county emergency response activities. In particular, she has been actively involved in the COVID-19 pandemic response activities for both County and State of Maryland organized missions.
Simi holds a Master’s of Science degree in Public Health from Oxford Brookes University (2016), United Kingdom. While earning my MSc Public Health degree, she conducted a primary research study on Anxiety and Depression in Nigerian pregnant women, which was presented at the International Marce Conference in Australia in 2016.
Simi has over 7 years’ experience in Health Sector working on reducing health disparities, especially among underserved communities within various international communities. Her experience includes working as a subject matter expert contractor with the DC Community health administration, District of Columbia. She is also experienced working as a Public Health Volunteer with the Anne Arundel County Health department, Maryland, as well as other public health roles with Drugfield Pharmaceuticals and Nasarawa State Medical Center, Nigeria.