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Jimenez is a professorial lecturer in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the School of Public Affairs. Her research focuses on policy innovation and diffusion, and comparative public policy in low- and middle-income countries, with a specialty in public health policy in Latin America and the Caribbean. She published a second edited volume on contemporary Cuba, a monograph on vaccine diplomacy for the National Academy of Sciences, and was named an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow for 2014-2015.
She holds a doctoral degree in political science and a master's degree in international service, both from American University.