Jamaji Nwanaji-Enwerem North America 2022

Jamaji C. Nwanaji-Enwerem, MD. PhD. MPP. is a Nigerian-American Emergency Medicine Resident Physician and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Emory University School of Medicine and Emory Rollins School of Public Health.

He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Valedictorian from Morehouse College with a BS in Biology. He earned his PhD in the Harvard University Biological Sciences in Public Health program (Environmental Health concentration), his masters in public policy (MPP) from Harvard Kennedy School, and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed his postdoctoral research fellowship in Environmental Health Sciences at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He is an NIH National Research Service Award Principal Investigator, a former elected member of the International Society of Exposure Science Board of Directors, and served on the White House Office of Public Engagement’s Roundtables for Clinician Innovation and Health Equity. Dr. Nwanaji-Enwerem has led projects with collaborators from the world’s leading scientific impact bodies including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and delivered domestic and international presentations to bodies including the United Kingdom’s Royal Society of Medicine and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics (NASEM). Much of his work leverages molecular health biomarkers to improve our understanding of how chemical, physical, occupational, and social environmental exposures impact human aging and health – particularly for the underserved. His work emphasizes the need for public policy solutions in efforts aimed at achieving greater health equity and occupational/environmental justice.