PlacementRepresentative Nikema Williams
Fellowship Presented By
Congressional Health Fellow
Adedayo earned his B.S. in Public Health from East Carolina University (ECU). In 2017, Adedayo was inducted as the president of the East Carolina University Youth Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). As president, he developed and implemented culture and relationship-building programs to create and maintain a safe, inclusive, and flourishing community for all students. He is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park where he obtained his Master of Public Policy. He hopes to use his degree to further elevate policy issues within environmental health, equity, and justice.
Prior to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Fellowship, Adedayo Adeniyi was a Community Health Specialist at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and engaged in the planning and implementation of local Washington D.C. community engagement activities related to public health, health equity, and homelessness. Adedayo’s policy interest stems from analyzing the impact of air pollution on COVID-19 transmission, particularly in Black neighborhoods. He found high pollution levels correlated with high transmission and death rates. In general, Adedayo is interested in the intersection of policy, race, and health and the equitable implications of government programs.