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Nikole Allen, MPH

Program Director, CT DPH Public Health Workforce Initiative; Lecturer, Health Policy and Management; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

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Nikole Allen, MPH


Nikole Allen is a lecturer of health policy and management at the Yale School of Public Health and Associate Director for the CT Public Health Fellowship Program. Previously, Ms. Allen directed the health and hospital management and preclinical education projects under the Yale-Liberia Health Workforce Program. In this role, Ms. Allen oversaw the design, implementation, and evaluation of projects. Ms. Allen previously managed the Health and Social Care Strategic Leadership Program with the National Health Service in England, the Hospital Management and Leadership Program for public hospitals in China and oversaw implementation of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Leadership, Management and Governance Project’s Senior Leadership Programs in Africa and Southeast Asia. Ms. Allen has worked with teams and individuals from numerous countries and backgrounds addressing complex problems using strategic problem-solving methods. Before joining Yale University, Ms. Allen worked with the Ethiopian Hospital Management Initiative at the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Her work focused on improving key performance indicator reporting among hospitals, including measuring patient and staff satisfaction, the uptake of patient satisfaction best practices and the implementation of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist.  

Ms. Allen has a B.A. and Leadership Certificate from Western Oregon University and an M.P.H. from the University of Washington Department of Global Health.  

Education & Training

  • MPH
    University of Washington, Department of Global Health
  • BA
    Western Oregon University, International Studies and Health


  • Liberia Health Workforce Program
    Monrovia, Montserrado, Liberia 2017
    Liberia Health Workforce Program

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