Emmanuella Ngozi Asabor is an MD-PhD student at Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health. Her research sits at the intersection of social medicine, epidemiology, and health policy. She earned her bachelor’s at Harvard University where she studied the history of medicine and global health. She also holds a master’s degree in African Studies from the University of Cambridge. Prior to Yale, she shaped supportive housing policy in NYC through a joint NYU and New York State Department of Health initiative. Emmanuella has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree and a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Fellow for her work in health equity. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, cooking, Nigerian literature, and occasionally re-living her opera-singing past.
While at The SASH Lab, Emmanuella was awarded a diversity supplement under Dr. Opara’s DP5 award where she will be investigating the association between substance use, mental health, and sexual health using social media analytics for youth in Paterson. In addition, Emmanuella will be working closely will be completing her dissertation on highlighting racial disparities infectious diseases among Black people globally.