Nasra Giama, DNP

HeRISA Consultant

Abdurahman Gaildon, BS

Research Assistant

Abdi Jama, M.D.

HeRISA Consultant

Dr. Shire received his M.Sc. in Medical Parasitology (1995) and Ph.D. in Molecular Parasitology (2003) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. ​

Dr. Jama is a board certified Cardiovascular and Internal Medicine physician specializing in Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine and Intervention. 

Abdi Mahamud, BS

Head, Health Services Research 

Abdurahman Gaildon received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2016. 

Dr. Nasra Giama received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2007 and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2013, both from the University of Minnesota.


Abdirashid Shire,PhD

                            HeRISA Director

Mr. Mahamud obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 2004 from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC.