Christine Ekenga, PhD, MPH


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Christine Ekenga, PhD, MPH, is assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health at Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Ekenga is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute.

Dr. Ekenga's work is motivated by principles of equity, engagement, and the ethical and rigorous deployment of research methods to identify environmental health hazards and promote environmental justice. She is dedicated to ensuring her research has a direct effect on the people she is passionate about helping.

Prior to joining Emory, she worked as an assistant professor of public health at The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.


Dr. Ekenga received her PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She completed postdoctoral training focused on cancer prevention and control and chronic disease epidemiology at the National Institutes of Health.


Dr. Ekenga's research examines the ways in which environmental and occupational factors influence health and contribute to disparities in exposures and outcomes. Recent work has focused on chronic health conditions, such as cancers and respiratory diseases.


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