Hawi Teizazu

Hawi Teizazu

Research Interests


Hawi is interested in investigating the social and structural factors that impact the health outcomes of racial minorities, and the ways that the social capital of minority communities can be incorporated into public health services. Her prior undergraduate research focused on tobacco cessation among African Americans, the role of stigma in the health of East African immigrant communities, and the contemporary implications of racialized medicine on the health of African Americans in the United States. Before beginning her doctoral program, Hawi worked at the Center for Disease Control where she focused on substance abuse and maternal and child health monitoring and intervention, and led efforts to measure social vulnerability and indigenize health services among American Indian and Alaska Native communities in the Midwest.


  •  BS, Biology, University of Minnesota (2015)