Education and Training:
PhD, New York University
National Institutes of Health postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
Trained in epidemiology and the environmental health sciences, Dr. Ekenga’s work focuses on investigating the contributions of environmental and occupational factors to human health and well-being. Much of her research focuses on the prevention and control of chronic diseases. In recent years, her work has explored environmental justice issues related to air quality, natural and built environments, and occupational health and safety. She utilizes transdisciplinary and community-engaged approaches to better understand complex public health challenges.