Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Allan Nkwata is currently a Doctoral candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Georgia College of Public Health. He is also a double dawg as I completed my MPH at the same institution. Allen is a member of the Delta Omega Chi Beta Chapter in Public Health.
Allan Nkwata’s long-term research interests focus on understanding and mitigating disparities in health outcomes across populations with an emphasis on minority populations and how these inequalities contribute to human disease. His dissertation focuses on the role of psychosocial factors on disease progression in aging populations. It specifically seeks to investigate differences in toxic stressors and resiliency as key mediators of race-related differences in quality of life and neuro-cognitive declines in an aging population of retired and semi-retired adults with heart disease and/or diabetes.