Kim Aldridge

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Kim Aldridge

Part-Time Faculty


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Kim Aldridge, PhD comes to GWU with a broad background that spans multiple areas. She is a recent graduate of Harvard Medical School's Executive Education Program in Global Healthcare Leadership where her focus was on driving early intervention for mental health care for communities of color. She is a volunteer, advocate and family support group facilitator with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Her passion is to normalize discussions of mental illness in the Black community towards the improvement of better long term treatment outcomes. Prior to her work in mental health, Dr. Aldridge spent over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry commercializing new treatment options for cancer patients. She works with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) as a survivor and patient advocate, lending her voice to the thousands of misdiagnosed Black women with bladder cancer. Dr. Aldridge completed her PhD at Michigan State University in Agricultural Economics with a specialization in international economic development and international marketing. Her thesis examined price signaling and policy in the context of smoothing consumption across highly variable production zones to ensure food security in Mali, West Africa, where she was also a Peace Corps Volunteer working with the African Food System Initiative (AFSI) funded by USAID. Dr. Aldridge was a 2016 recipient of Top Blacks in Healthcare, she is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and a coach and mentor to many. She is brand new to Washington DC, has two young adult daughters, enjoys traveling, music, staying fit, wine and fellowship.