Phillis Kim

Phillis Kim

Health, Nutrition & Population Global Practice - Health Specialist and Behavioral Scientist

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Phillis Kim is a public health practitioner who has dedicated two decades of her career to designing and implementing public health and education programs in low- and low-middle income countries, focusing on the poorest and most vulnerable populations. She has worked across multiple health specialties including pandemic preparedness and response, immunization, social and behavior change communication, health systems strengthening and both chronic and infectious disease prevention and control. 

Prior to coming to the World Bank, she served as a senior technical advisor and project director of multi-million dollar public health programs—implemented across 14 countries in LAC, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, as well as domestically—on behalf of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She currently works in the HNP Global Practice at the World Bank, supporting countries as they work to achieve universal health coverage and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing vaccination coverage/uptake. She holds a MPH in Comparative Health Systems and Policies from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.