Heather Highmore


Board Member, UCI Alumni Association


UC Irvine – 2011, B.S., School of Public Health

In progress, Ph.D. Health Promotion Science


Heather Highmore is a public health scientist specializing infectious disease prevention. Her research interests focus on mosquito-borne viruses such as dengue and malaria as well as the much-reported Zika virus.

Ms. Highmore's professional experience includes conducting dengue research studies for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's Acute Communicable Control Program as well as the School of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. An accomplished public speaker, Ms. Highmore has presented her findings at trans-disciplinary gatherings such as the University of California, Berkeley Research & Leadership Symposium and the SACNAS National Conference.

A strong believer in an interconnected global health community, Ms. Highmore's humanitarian pursuits range from maternal and child health to HIV/AIDS prevention, and poverty reduction in underserved and underrepresented populations. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Promotion Science at the Claremont Graduate University's School of Community and Global Health, Ms. Highmore holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Science of Public Health in Global Health and Leadership from Claremont Graduate University.