Dorcas Adedoja

Dorcas Adedoja
Title: Anti-Bias Review Board Member
Education: Columbia University, Emory University
Location: New York, New York
Expertise: Public health, Social determinants of health, Anthropology

Dorcas Adedoja, MPH, is a member of the Dotdash Meredith Anti-Bias Review Board.

Highlights

  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health FORWARD Committee Chair
  • Analyzed New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene COVID-19 re-opening survey data to produce recommendations for agency commissioners
  • Organized New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene's largest agency wide anti-racist Epidemiology for Equity event during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic

Experience

Dorcas successfully co-led efforts to launch the FORWARD (Fighting Oppression, Racism and White Supremacy through Action, Research and Discourse) program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dorcas received their MPH in Health Policy & Management with a Social Determinants of Health certificate in 2020. As a Gates Millennium Scholar, they are dedicated to building equitable public health systems for all.

Dorcas has effectively advised health professionals, artists, activists, and the general public on best practices throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. While at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dorcas analyzed COVID-19 re-opening survey data to produce recommendations for agency commissioners.

Education

Dorcas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology and Human Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Race and Difference Concentration from Emory University. They received their Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University, with a Certificate in the Social Determinants of Health.

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