Climate and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa
Mimi has made many important contributions to advancing understanding of how climate change will potentially impact the lives of African people. For some time, she worked on water-based disease prevention in drug development, refining anti-malarias and anti-leishmanial drugs. She also worked with researchers at the International Research Center to evaluate the efficacy of using climate indicators to predict disease epidemics in East Africa.
After graduate study in the interdisciplinary field of Climate and Society at Columbia University's world-renowned Earth Institute, Mimi was a contributing author to the Spring 2007 Women and Environments Magazine, which was specifically published and distributed for the 2007 United Nations Conference on Global Climate Change. Her paper on how climate was a driver in the Sudanese conflict and genocide became a chapter in Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women.
Recently, she has been an invited speaker and panelists on what she has defined as "socio-climatic" issues for African women at the Southeastern Regional Seminar in African Studies, the University of Miami Absess Center for Environmental Policy, and the UCLA Africa Studies Association Conference. She has taught multiple courses at UCLA covering the nexus between gender, ecology, and health.