Betelhem Eshetu Yimer

Betelhem (G’21) is pursuing a Master of Science in Global Health. She is currently a graduate research assistant for the Center for Global Health Science and Security, supporting the COVID-AMP project. Prior to attending Georgetown, Betelhem completed her bachelor’s at the University of Miami, graduating cum laude in Neuroscience with minors in Chemistry and Public Health, with an additional area of focus on Africa and the African diaspora. During her stay in Miami, she worked as a research assistant at the Miami Affective Neuroscience and Translational Experimental Enterprise studying the temporal dynamics of emotions.

Originally from Ethiopia, Betelhem aspires to enter the health and development field in sub-Saharan Africa after graduating, with a special focus on mental and urban health development as well as addressing health inequities and health systems strengthening.