Jamaji C. Nwanaji-Enwerem, MD. PhD. MPP. is an 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 and a former elected member of the International Society of Exposure Science Board of Directors. Dr. Nwanaji-Enwerem is the recipient of numerous prestigious fellowships including the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, the Zuckerman Fellowship at the Harvard Center for Public Leadership, the UNCF/Merck Research Fellowship, and the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice Fellowship. Most recently, he was honored as a National Minority Quality Forum 2021 40 Under 40 Leader in Health.
He has authored several peer-reviewed publications and given numerous national and international lectures on his research. Much of his work leverages molecular health biomarkers to improve our understanding of how chemical (i.e. toxins), physical, and social environmental exposures impact human aging and health – particularly for the underserved. His work also emphasizes the need for public policy solutions in efforts aimed at achieving greater health equity and environmental justice.
Areas of Interest
- Air Pollution
- Built Environment
- Chemical Exposure
- Community Health & Development
- Environmental Health
- Global Health
- Public Health Policy
- Social Determinants of Health
- BS 2012, Morehouse College
- Master in Public Policy (MPP) 2021, Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government
- PhD 2018, Harvard Chan School of Public Health / Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
- MD 2021, Harvard Medical School
Affiliations & Activities
Emergency Medicine Resident Physician, Emory University School of Medicine