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Chigozie Udemgba, Dr. P.H., CHES

Director, Office of Health Equity

Background

Dr. Udemgba joined the Mississippi State Department of Health in 2013, first as a program coordinator in Office of Preventive Health, and later as MSDH's Comprehensive Cancer Control director. His experience includes community engagement, health education, and a variety of health promotion programs. He became director of the Office of Health Equity in 2019.

He holds a doctorate in public health from Jackson State University, and a master's degree in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Mississippi. He is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and a certified cultural competency trainer.


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