Fortunate Chifamba

Fortunate Chifamba is a native from Zimbabwe and she received a B.A in Biochemistry from Smith College in 2016. She has worked as a Graduate Research Fellow with Dr. Jonathan Lipton at Boston Children’s Hospital where the lab’s research seeks to understand the fundamental relationships between the circadian clock and diseases of the developing brain. Ms.  Chifamba is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree focusing on Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also completing a concentration in Maternal and Child Health through the school’s Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence. As a Harvard Ministerial Leadership Fellow, Ms. Chifamba has consulted in a policy research fellowship in collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health on a project to address the root causes of maternal mortality in Zambia. She conducted field work in January 2020 where she provided strategic and technical support to evaluate the country’s maternal health programs giving recommendations to inform maternal health policies and procedures at the ministry. She will be working with the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi as one of two Mississippi Delta Fellows conducting research and literature review to inform the development of a Blueprint on behalf of Mississippi’s children designed to help improve their health and well-being outcomes.