Congratulations to HELI 2015 Alumna Dr. Anuli Njoku!
Anuli Njoku, DrPH, recently joined the faculty in the Department of Public Health at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) as an Associate Professor. She is a part of a new faculty cluster hire in Equity, Social Mobility, and Access across the Public Health, Sociology, and Social Work departments at SCSU. Dr. Njoku’s position will focus on Health Equity and Health Promotion.
The vision of the Department of Public Health at SCSU is to be a leader in academic public health, community service, and the conduit of research relevant to advancing the ideal of healthy people in healthy communities. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs in Public Health are fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
Dr. Njoku’s research and teaching specialties include socioecological determinants of health disparities, cultural competence in higher education, health promotion and education, rural health, and environmental health equity. Her current research projects include exploring police brutality against Blacks in the USA, ensuing protests and implications for social distancing and Black health during COVID-19; examining racism in health pedagogy; and applying the Weathering Framework to investigate the Intersection of racism, stigma, and COVID-19 as a stressful life event among African Americans.
Very best wishes in your new position, Anuli!