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Absera Melaku

Absera Melaku is the Program Development Coordinator for the University of Chicago Center for Global Health. She leads programmatic efforts to further the Center’s strategic vision in global health education, research, advocacy, and clinical activities. Absera previously worked for the Institute for Policy Research Two-Generation Research Initiative at Northwestern University. She contributed to multiple mixed-methods studies examining the implementation and effectiveness of two-generation interventions and the intersection of policy and practice for economically disadvantaged families and their children. Absera received her Master of Medical Anthropology and Master of Public Health from Case Western Reserve University and her interests lie in health education and promotion, adolescent health and youth development, and community-based public health programming, implementation, and evaluation.