Hello – my name is Jerel Ezell. Thanks for visiting my site! I’m a current Fulbright Scholar, doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago and researcher at the University of Chicago Medical Center (Department of Global Health and Infectious Diseases). Before coming to the University of Chicago, I held enriching roles inside-and-outside of academia, working as an epidemiologist, program evaluator and research coordinator at a variety of social services and healthcare institutions. I earned a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University (2010) and a Bachelor’s of Arts (BA) from the University of Michigan (2008). My primary thematic interest is health disparities, as researched through Link and Phelan’s fundamental causes paradigm. You can see my recent research below or by going here.
My dissertation is focused on understanding how access and equity have manifested before, during and after the Flint Water Crisis. To read more about my background, please click here. You can access my CV here.