Dorcas Adedoja

Dorcas Adedoja


Public health, social determinants of health, anthropology


Columbia University



Dorcas successfully co-led efforts to launch the FORWARD (Fighting Oppression, Racism and White Supremacy through Action, Research and Discourse) program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dorcas received their MPH in Health Policy & Management with a Social Determinants of Health certificate in 2020. As a Gates Millennium Scholar, they are dedicated to building equitable public health systems for all.

Dorcas has effectively advised health professionals, artists, activists, and the general public on best practices throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. While at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dorcas analyzed COVID-19 re-opening survey data to produce recommendations for agency commissioners.


Dorcas received a B.S., Anthropology and Human Biology, and a B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Race and Difference Concentration, at Emory University, and received their M.P.H, Health Policy and Management, at Columbia University, with a Certificate in the Social Determinants of Health.

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