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Emeka Okafor, PhD

Post-Doctoral Scholar


Emeka Okafor, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at both CHIPTS and the Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine (CBAM) at UCLA. He received his PhD in Epidemiology and his dissertation focused on the epidemiology of marijuana use, including clinical and neurobehavioral outcomes of marijuana use among persons at-risk and living with HIV. He has also conducted research on understanding barriers to uptake of biomedical approaches for preventing HIV infection. Recently his work has focused on the development and implementation of behavioral interventions for substance use and interpersonal  violence.

Contact: cokafor@mednet.ucla.edu