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Emmanuella Ngozi Asabor, MPhil

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Emmanuella Ngozi Asabor, MPhil


Emmanuella Asabor is a joint MD-PhD Candidate in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Yale University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree and a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Scholar for her research and advocacy at the intersection of social medicine, epidemiology, and global health policy.

Emmanuella has been invited to speak nationally and internationally including a broadcasted sit-down with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2022 Forbes International Women’s Day 30/50 Summit in Abu Dhabi as well as a plenary panel at the 2023 National Tuberculosis Conference in Atlanta, GA. Her scholarship has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Vanity Fair, USA Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and more. She also serves on the External Research Advisory Committee at the American Medical Association Center for Health Equity.

Prior to Yale, Emmanuella shaped homelessness policy at the New York State Department of Health, and developed public-private partnerships for global health aid at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Geneva, Switzerland. She earned her bachelor’s at Harvard University where she studied the history of medicine and global health, and she holds a master’s in African Studies from the University of Cambridge. In her spare time, she enjoys travel with loved ones, Nigerian food and literature, K-dramas, and occasionally re-living her opera-singing past.

Education & Training

  • MPhil
    University of Cambridge (2014)
  • AB
    Harvard University (2013)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Google Health-L’Oréal Research Award for Cutaneous SarcoidosisSkin of Color Society2024
Inaugural Olusegun Salako Research Excellence AwardAssociation of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas2023
Research Excellence Award FinalistYale Equity Research and Innovation Center2023
Office of the Director Diversity Supplemental AwardNational Institutes of Health 2022
30 Under 30 in HealthcareForbes2022
Health Policy Research ScholarshipRobert Wood Johnson Foundation2020