Project Teams

Elham Ali

Project Researcher, The Opportunity Project for Cities

Elham Ali (she/ella) is the Project Researcher with The Opportunity Project for Cities at the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University, responsible for research strategy, execution, and human-centered design capacity building.


She has over a decade of experience in experience design research in public health and organizational health equity with local and state governments. She was the Lead Human-Centered Design Advisory for Research and Design at US Digital Response, and Data Consultant at the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute. She has also enjoyed mentoring and coaching design students at Gaza Sky Geeks, DesignLab, and ADPList.


Elham is passionate about building anti-racist government systems and tools through human-centered design, trauma-informed research and inclusive learning experiences.


Elham is pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health in Health Equity and Social Justice at Johns Hopkins University. She has a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University and a degree in International Relations from Claremont McKenna College. She is based in Santa Clarita, California.