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Emmanuella Ngozi Asabor, MPhil

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Emmanuella Ngozi Asabor, MPhil


Emmanuella Asabor is a joint MD Candidate and PhD Student in Epidemiology at Yale University Schools of Medicine and Public Health whose research sits at the intersection of social medicine, epidemiology, and health policy. Emmanuella has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree and a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Fellow for her research and advocacy in COVID-19, police violence, asylum medicine, and global health. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Vanity Fair, USA Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and more.

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 New York City through a joint New York University and New York State Department of Health initiative. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, cooking, Nigerian literature, and occasionally re-living her opera-singing past.

Education & Training

  • AB
    Harvard University (2009)
  • MPhil
    University of Cambridge