Dr. Inyang Uwak

Research and Policy Director

As the Research and Policy Director, Dr. Uwak, ensures the foundation for the AAH theory of change by producing science-based, equity-centered data and analysis that form the basis of educational messaging and advocacy efforts to reduce the public health impacts of air pollution and advance environmental justice.

She most recently served the City of Houston Health Department’s Bureau of Pollution Control and Prevention as a Senior Epidemiologist through the CDC Foundation, where she led community air monitoring projects on Benzene and other air toxics.

Inyang received her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from Texas A&M University in Epidemiology and Environmental Health, her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Johns Hopkins University, and her Medical Degree from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. She currently serves as the Environment Section’s Program Planning Co-Chair for the American Public Health Association (APHA) and is one of the editors of its monthly newsletter.

When she is not working, she enjoys participating in outdoor activities with her family and creating healthy treats in the kitchen.