Eileen Nehme earned a PhD in epidemiology from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Austin (2015) and an MPH from The University of Michigan (1993). Between degrees, she worked in local public health and non-profit organizations, and focused on chronic disease and injury prevention and adolescent health.

Her current work focuses on the impact of policies and environments on health, social determinants of health, health equity and the implementation of evidence-based practices.

She serves as the program director for the Texas Health Improvement Network, and leads the community committee of the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies. Dr. Nehme is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, where she teaches Epidemiology and Population Health in the DNP program.