Anuli NjokuAssistant Professor

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Dr. Njoku is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Ferris State University’s College of Health Professions.  Dr. Njoku’s academic and research training have focused primarily on community-based health promotion and disease prevention efforts at the local, regional and international levels.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Training, Psychosocial and Behavioral Medicine, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Community Health and Prevention, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), International Health, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Public Health, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Professional Experience

  • Behavioral research in cancer prevention and control (e.g., breast, prostate, colon, and childhood cancers)
  • International fieldwork and research in HIV/AIDS prevention (South Africa, Zimbabwe)

Research Interests

  • Health disparities, cancer screening behaviors among undeserved and minority populations, social determinants of health, global health, qualitative research

Areas of Teaching/Academic Specialty

  • Public health, health education and health promotion, socioecological perspectives in health, cultural diversity and competence in public health, evidence based health practice, research methods in healthcare.

Professional Memberships & Activities (select)

  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Society for the Analysis of African-American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Program
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)