Jaime Gilliland, MA
Jaime Gilliland brings organizational and research skills to HMA Community Strategies. With experience in grant writing, conducting focus groups and qualitative data analysis, she supports colleagues on a wide variety of projects. From planning stages to the execution of a project, Jaime advocates and provides guidance to her clients – aiming to improve access to services for vulnerable populations.
Prior to joining HMA, Jaime was a program specialist for the school health services program at the Colorado School Medicaid Consortium. Jaime conducted research surrounding outreach and enrollment efforts for Health First Colorado by performing data collection and analysis. She developed materials and directed trainings for health service providers in more than 50 school districts across Colorado.
Jaime has studied medical anthropology issues extensively, including migrant and refugee health. Her past research includes assessing the vulnerability of day laborers to wage theft in Denver and analyzing day laborer experiences under the Wage Theft Protection Act to contribute to on-going policy change. She previously interned at African Community Center, a Denver-based refugee resettlement agency, addressing health inequalities in historically underserved populations.
Jaime received her master’s degree in medical anthropology from the University of Colorado Denver and her bachelor’s degree in systemic global issues and the community dynamic from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She was a US Department of State study abroad participant in Aksum, Ethiopia.
When not hanging out with her ragdoll kitten, Jaime enjoys exploring Colorado microbreweries and hiking. She has traveled to every continent except Australia and Antarctica.