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Emmanuel Owusu Amoako, MSW

Emmanuel Owusu Amoako is a Royster Fellow, a doctoral student at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work, and a Research Associate with Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI). He received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Sociology from the University of Ghana in 2018, and a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2021, where he specialized in research and economic development. His research interest is in interventions and policies that address structural inequalities and advance the social protection and economic well-being of oppressed individuals and families, especially in low-income communities. Previously, Emmanuel worked as a community development officer at the Volta River Authority in Ghana and as a graduate research fellow for social and economic development on HIV/AIDS-related studies in Uganda and Ghana at the Brown School at Washington University. Emmanuel also works with the Health Lab at the University of Chicago as an Implementation Manager, providing research support on multiple intervention studies.