Dr. Tefera Gezmu, PhD, MPH, is NIH/NHLBI PRIDE CVD Scholar, an Epidemiologist and Assistant Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and at the RBHS-School of Public Health at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He holds Doctors of Philosophy in Epidemiology (PhD), a Masters of Public Health (MPH) as well as undergraduate degrees in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Mathematics. He completed his doctoral training in epidemiology at Rutgers-School of Public Health where his research focused on measures of health inequalities based on registry data analysis. His research concentrated on racial/ethnic and gender variations in risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; particularly on stroke risk factors, treatment and outcome in a multiethnic cohort. Dr. Gezmu was recently chosen to be a member of a Working Group in the Northeast Cerebrovascular Disease Consortium (NECC). He is a current member of the Governing Council for the American Public Health Association (APHA) and standing member of the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER). He served as the President of the New Jersey Public Health Association (NJPHA) in 2013 and currently serves the organizations’ immediate past president. Dr. Gezmu has served as a consultant and board member for national and global not-for-profit organizations.
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