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Brook Alemu

Brook Alemu

Assistant Professor

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2647
Office: 440 Health and Human Sciences Building


Alemu is a trained health services researcher and epidemiologist who has a demonstrated commitment to improving global health through the use of sound policies derived from evidence-based social, behavioral and biomedical research. As a public health researcher, Alemu has engaged in problem identification and solving using rigorous methodological rationale to analyze data, draw conclusions and communicate results. His research interest lies in diabetes, maternal and child health, and infectious diseases in underserved communities. Alemu also understands that the immense disease burdens in these communities are embedded in a broader context of individual and environmental risk factors. Alemu’s cross-cultural work experience and interdisciplinary educational background have made him realize the importance of teamwork and collaboration.


  • Ph D, Old Dominion University, Health Services Research
  • MPH, Other US Institution, Epidemiology
  • MA, Foreign Institution
  • MA, Other Foreign Institution, Development Economics
  • BA, Other Foreign Institution, Economics

Teaching Interests

Epidemiology, Systems and Trends in Health Care Delivery, Legal and Legislative Aspects of Health Care

Research Interests

Infectious Diseases, Diabetes, and Maternal and Child Health

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