Data, Disparities and Deployment: A Social Determinants of Health Equity View
Health Equity Speaker Series
March 15, 2018
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
3755 SPH I
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
Sponsored by: Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Rackham Faculty Allies Program
Contact Information: Denise Fortune, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rashid Njai is a Lieutenant Commander in the US Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corp 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 at ONDIEH on cross cutting science and opportunities in the area of non-communicable diseases (e.g., chronic disease, 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 of his role at the CDC, Dr. Njai supports numerous community and youth empowerment activities in Atlanta, nationally and globally. He remains a scholar activist through an adjunct appointment at Morehouse University's Biology/Public Health Sciences Institute, an affiliate of the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health, and a Kellogg Fellowship Leadership Alliance board member.