Jimi Adelani, MPH, is an award-winning Air Force Public Health Officer with over 10 years of combined service on Active Duty and currently in the Texas Air National Guard. In this capacity, she oversees the execution of a variety of health programs to include, communicable disease prevention, occupational health, occupational safety compliance, environmental health and food safety.
The sole public health expert responsible for the health and wellness of 150K beneficiaries, Ms. Adelani developed and exercised plans to ensure personnel protection and mission continuation in the event of pandemics or disease outbreaks, resulting in a regional level award win. In 2012, while deployed to the UAE and Djibouti as a Medical Intelligence Officer, she consulted with local health authorities to create blue-prints for the establishment of emergency preparedness and response programs.
As a Communications Specialist with the Harris County Public Health Department, Ms. Adelani was mobilized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a Public Information Officer. In this role, she was responsible for ensuring that accurate data, relevant updates and timely recommendations from national, state and local health experts were conveyed to residents, businesses and health workers of the country’s third most populous county.
Ms. Adelani’s experience is in assessing health risks, identifying vulnerabilities, recommending strategies and implementing policies for mitigation at the individual and population level. She has overhauled processes, programs and teams to drive desired outcomes and created organization-wide benchmarks. Her unique skillset allows her to evaluate the readiness of any organization to safely function in today’s environment.
Ms. Adelani is a certified Air Force International Health Specialist. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Montclair State University and a Master’s degree in Public Health with a focus on Epidemiology from Drexel University.