Chuka Emezue

Chuka Nestor Emezue hails from Nigeria, West Africa and is a dual candidate in the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Public Affairs (MPA) at the University of Missouri. His research interest focuses on social and legal determinants of health care behaviors and their interfaces with legal systems and actors. Prior to coming to University of Missouri he obtained a BSc. in Biochemistry from The Niger Delta University (Nigeria). He is currently a Graduate Research Assistant with the Brady & Anne Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development and a Writing Fellow with the MU Writing Center & Online Writery. As an active student leader and community organizer, he sits on the board of student organizations including the Graduate Students Association (GSA), MU UNICEF Youth Initiative, The Mizzou Passion Project, TEDxMU among others. An ardent Charles Bukowski fan and a weekend Novelist, someday he hopes to pursue a PhD in Health Economics and Policy at the Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health.  Chuka also chairs the student committee for the UFWH 2016, Media and Hunger Reporting in the 21st Century Session.


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