Alisha Somji

Program Manager

Alisha Somji is a program manager on Prevention Institute’s safety and wellbeing team where she applies a public health approach to preventing multiple forms of violence and trauma. Alisha supports communities across the country in developing strategies to create safe, healthy, and thriving communities. She has provided training and technical assistance to several community partnerships, cities, and states spanning California, Washington, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Texas. For example, Alisha has served as a consultant on citywide strategic planning processes including Milwaukee’s Blueprint for Peace, the East San José PEACE Partnership, and the Kansas City Missouri Youth and Family Violence Prevention Master Plan. She also helps catalyze community-based approaches to prevent gender-based through PI’s Safety Through Connection program and national PreventConnect web conferences. Prior to joining Prevention Institute, Alisha worked at Berkeley Media Studies Group where she conducted content analysis research and co-published findings on media framing of Berkeley and San Francisco’s sugar sweetened beverage taxes, sexual violence, and adverse childhood experiences. Alisha also spent two years planning, implementing, and evaluating community health education programs for cancer prevention and screening at a regional cancer program in Ontario, Canada. She holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Toronto.