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Ann Arbor MI 03-15-2018 03-15-2018 Please join us at 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 15, 2018 in room 3755, School of Public Health I, Rashid Njai, will present “Data, Disparities, and Deployment: a Social Determinants of Health Equity View”.

Data, Disparities, and Deployment: a Social Determinants of Health Equity View

Health Equity Speaker, Rashid Njai

March 15, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
3755 SPH I
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Sponsored by: Departments of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, with support from the Rackham Faculty Allies Program
Contact Information: Denise Fortune, 734-764-5412 fortuned@umich.edu

HEALTH EQUITY SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS: Lt. Commander Rashid Njai, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rashid Njai, is a Lieutenant Commander in the US Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps and Health Scientist at the Office of Non-communicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health (ONDIEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hailing from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. His current work includes supporting the Senior Advisor for Science of ONDIEH on cross-cutting science activities and opportunities in the area of Non-communicable diseases (chronic diseases, birth defects and developmental disabilities, injury, and environmental health); his work broadly focuses on the social/behavioral epidemiology of mental and physical health disparities among vulnerable populations, as they relate to the Social Determinants of Health, resiliency and wellness. Outside his role at CDC, Dr. Njai supports numerous community and youth empowerment activities locally in Atlanta, nationally and globally. He remains a scholar-activist through being adjunct faculty at Morehouse University's Biology/Public Health Sciences Institutes, a Center for Research on Ethnicity Culture and Health at the University of Michigan Affiliate and a Kellogg Fellowship Leadership Alliance board member.

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