Absera Melaku, MA, MPH
Absera Melaku is a public health practitioner specializing in global health education and promotion, adolescent health and youth development, and community-based public health programming, implementation, and evaluation. She is the Program Manager for the University of Chicago Center for Global Health. Absera provides overall direction for the Center by managing its long-term strategy, developing and managing numerous education programs and initiatives, and overseeing the operational infrastructure. She develops interdisciplinary, collaborative relationships with non-University partners and University faculty, students, and staff to further the Center’s mission to broaden global health education, training, research, advocacy, and engagement. Absera reinforces the University of Chicago’s strengths in fields such as the humanities, life sciences, social sciences, medicine, public policy, and others, and uses this interdisciplinary focus to encourage and foster innovative approaches to various public health challenges.