Dr. Jamaji C. Nwanaji-Enwerem

Epidemiology Seminars Series: Dr. Jamaji C. Nwanaji-Enwerem

Event Details

Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



This event is on UMASS campus

This event is handicap accessible

The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, part of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, will host a seminar as part of the Epidemiology program, “Keeping Time: Using Epigenetic Clocks to Measure Exposome Impacts on Human Health”, to be given by Dr. Jamaji C. Nwanaji-Enwerem, Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM via Zoom. It is a one time series event, open to the UMass campus community.

In this lecture, Dr. Nwanaji-Enwerem will share research and writing describing how epigenetic measures of biological aging can be leveraged to better understand impacts of the exposome on human health. He will then pivot to discussing how the information garnered from this work can help inform much needed public health, policy, and clinical medicine solutions.

Jamaji C. Nwanaji-Enwerem is an Emergency Medicine Resident Physician and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental 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 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 40 Under 40 Leader in Health. He has authored several peer-reviewed publications. Much of his research leverages molecular health biomarkers to improve our understanding of how environmental toxins 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.

Contact Tonya Menard tonyamenard@umass.edu for more information