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Sofia Karimi is a Program Manager at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF). Karimi has a robust background in program management, and a keen focus on diverse public health topics, including COVID-19, HIV, vaccinations, mental health, TB, nutrition, and rare diseases. Karimi will lead health education programmatic initiatives to represent the health needs of minority communities.

Karimi excels in drafting key reports, and presentations focused on health equity and health promotion. Beyond the day-to-day program management, Karimi takes on the responsibility of ensuring compliance with individual grant requirements, designing integrated work plans, and evaluating program progress and efficacy to expand the program’s reach. She will also lead program engagement efforts and represent APIAHF at national and state conferences, seminars, and panel discussions.

Karimi has a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration with a specialization in Health Policy from Northeastern University. In her previous role as Program Manager at CWS, she led the development of foundational programs for a refugee resettlement agency. Karimi’s holistic approach included specialized mental health assessments, social health determinants-community surveys, health education presentations, health promotion workshops, and collaboration with medical providers. Her most notable accomplishment was designing a support group curriculum with health education workshops designed to meet the specific health needs of the refugee community.

Karimi is committed to expanding healthcare accessibility and improving health outcomes for diverse communities. In her free time, she enjoys attending Broadway shows, going hiking or traveling to new places.

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