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Chuka Emezue

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionRush University, College of Nursing
DepartmentWomen, Children and Family Nursing
AddressChicago IL 60612
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    University of Missouri-Columbia , MissouriPhD08/2021Nursing Science
    University of Missouri-Columbia, MissouriMPH05/2016Public Health and Health Policy
    University of Missouri-Columbia , MissouriMPA05/2016Public Affairs and Non-Profit Management
    Niger Delta University (NDU), NigeriaBSc11/2010Biochemistry
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    2022New Investigator Award, Health of Diverse Populations Research interest and Implementation Group, MNRS Annual Research Conference
    2022 - 2023Dissertation Award, Qualitative Methods Research interest and Implementation Group (QM-RIIG) , MNRS Annual Research Conference
    2021 - 2022Rollins Society Class of 2021, University of Missouri-Columbia
    2021 - 2022Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Sigma Theta Tau International
    2021Citation Award & Meritorious Abstract Recipient, Society for Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
    2020African Leadership Award, MU Africa Graduate and Professional Student Association
    2023 - 2024Cohn Fellowship , Cohn Family Foundation and Rush Research Mentoring Program
    2022 - 2023Public Voices Fellow , The Op-Ed Project
    2023The Leonard E. Gibbs Award, Campbell Collaboration, Social Welfare Coordinating Group (SWCG)
    2024Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI), National Institute for Minority Health Disparities
    2024 - 2025Fellow, Diversity Institute for Emerging Leaders, Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)

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    Dr. Chuka Emezue is an Assistant Professor at the Women, Children, and Family Nursing Department at RUSH University College of Nursing. He earned a Ph.D. in Nursing, a Master of Public Health (MPH), and a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His research program utilizes community-engaged approaches to develop, pilot test, and deploy technology-enhanced interventions that address co-occurring interpersonal violence, mental health co-morbidities, and substance use with at-risk populations in humanitarian, justice-involved, immigrant, Black, and Latinx/Hispanic contexts.

    Over the past five years, Emezue has developed and is pilot-testing two culturally congruent and technology-enhanced interventions. BrotherlyACT™ is a web- and mobile-compatible intervention for violence and early substance use prevention among young Black males using life skills coaching, safety planning tools, and an AI-facilitated chatbot. FatherlyACT is a trauma-informed father-son dyadic in-person and online program to improve the safety and well-being of mothers and children exposed to intimate partner violence by enhancing healthy father-child connections and lessening the devastating impact of partner violence on mothers and children.

    Emezue is a 2023 public voices fellow with The OpEd Project, RBIHE Health Equity Scholar, and Cohn Fellow. He is a past Contributor-In-Residence with the Synapsis Medical Humanities Journal, and his op-eds have appeared in The Messenger, Bored Panda, Ms. Magazine, and Clever-ish Magazine.

    SCOPUS ID: 57211685977
    ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9805-4151

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    UL1TR002389     (Emezue, Chuka)Aug 31, 2023 - Jul 31, 2024
    Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) funded by NIH/NCATS-funded Pilot Translational and Clinical and Translational Science Awards (through Grant Numbers UL1TR002389, KL2TR002387, and TL1TR00238)
    BrotherlyACT Developing and Testing a Digital Tool for Violence and substance Use Prevention Among Young Black Male.
    Role: PI

    NA     (Emezue, C)Jul 1, 2023 - Jul 1, 2024
    Cohn Family Foundation/Rush Research Mentoring Program (RRPM)
    A Family-Centered Technology-Based Program to Break the Intergenerational Transfer of Violence
    Role: PI

    P50MD017349-02     (Emezue, Chuka)Apr 3, 2023 - Jun 30, 2024
    NIH/NIMHD, funding through The Chicago Chronic Condition Equity Network (C3EN)
    BrotherlyACT: Developing a Novel Equity-Focused Coping- and Life-Skills Digital Tool for Sustained Violence Prevention Among Young Black Males in Chicago
    Role: PI

    P50MD017349-02     (Emezue, Chuka)Aug 15, 2022 - Aug 15, 2023
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
    Technology-Enhanced Contemplative Practices for Violence-Impacted Young Black Men
    Role Description: Joyce Chapman Community Grant Program
    Role: PI

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    1. Emezue CN, Traylor DO. Navigating Challenges and Opportunities for Multidisciplinary Faculty in Nursing Academia. West J Nurs Res. 2024 May; 46(5):331-332. PMID: 38605634.
    2. Emezue CN, Karnik NS, Sabri B, Anakwe A, Bishop-Royse JC, Dan-Irabor D, Froilan AP, Dunlap A, Li Q, Julion W. Mental Telehealth Utilization Patterns Among High School Students from Racial and Ethnic Minority Backgrounds Affected by Violence and Substance Use. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2024 Feb 16. PMID: 38366279.
    3. Mossa A, Mayahara M, Emezue C, Paun O. The Impact of Rapidly Progressing Neurodegenerative Disorders on Caregivers: An Integrative Literature Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2023 Nov 20. PMID: 37982655.
    4. . A Technology-Enhanced Intervention for Violence and Substance Use Prevention Among Young Black Men: Protocol for Adaptation and Pilot Testing. JMIR. 2023. View Publication.
    5. Emezue C, Karnik NS, Reeder B, Schoeny M, Layfield R, Zarling A, Julion W. A Technology-Enhanced Intervention for Violence and Substance Use Prevention Among Young Black Men: Protocol for Adaptation and Pilot Testing. JMIR Res Protoc. 2023 May 01; 12:e43842. PMID: 37126388.
    6. . International Responses to Gendered-Based Domestic Violence: Gender-Specific and Socio-Cultural Approaches. Edited By Dongling Zhang, Diana Scharff Peterson. Socio-Legal Responses to Immigrant and Refugee Male Batterers in the EU and MENA Regions. 2023; 316. View Publication.
    7. Emezue CN, Dougherty DS, Enriquez M, Bullock L, Bloom TL. Perceptions of Risk for Dating Violence Among Rural Adolescent Males: An Interpretive Analysis. Am J Mens Health. 2022 Sep-Oct; 16(5):15579883221126884. PMID: 36305641.
    8. Emezue C, Chase JD, Udmuangpia T, Bloom TL. Technology-based and digital interventions for intimate partner violence: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Campbell Syst Rev. 2022 Sep; 18(3):e1271. PMID: 36909881.
    9. Gallimore MR, Howland C, Chase JD, Grimsley A, Emezue C, Boles K, Anbari AB, Sherwin LB, Vogelsmeier A, Popejoy L, Rantz MJ, Reeder B. Digital Methodology for Mobile Clinical Decision Support Development in Long-Term Care. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022 Jun 06; 290:479-483. PMID: 35673061.
    10. Emezue CN, Enriquez M, Dougherty DS, Bullock LFC, Bloom TL. Rural young males' acceptance & receptiveness to technology-based interventions for dating violence prevention: A qualitative descriptive study. J Adolesc. 2021 10; 92:137-151. PMID: 34530185.
    11. Emezue C, Bloom TL. PROTOCOL: Technology-based and digital interventions for intimate partner violence: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Campbell Syst Rev. 2021 Mar; 17(1):e1132. PMID: 37050972.
    12. Emezue CN, Udmuangpia T. Authentic Empathy and the Role of Victim Service Providers in (De)stigmatizing Male Sexual Victimization. J Interpers Violence. 2022 04; 37(7-8):NP3832-NP3855. PMID: 32842841.
    13. Emezue C. Digital or Digitally Delivered Responses to Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2020 07 30; 6(3):e19831. PMID: 32678797.
    14. Emezue C., Bloom TL.(2020). . Protocol: Technology-based and digital interventions for intimate partner violence: A meta‐analysis and systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews. 2020; (2020;e1132). View Publication.
    15. Emezue C., Williams, O. J., & Bloom, T.L. . Culturally Differentiated Batterer Intervention Programs for Immigrant Male Batterers: An Integrative Review. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. 2019. View Publication.
    16. The Impact of Educational Policies and Programmes on Child Work and Child Labour in Low- and-Middle-Income Countries: A rapid evidence assessment (PROTOCOL). View Publication.
    17. Technology-based and digital interventions for intimate partner violence: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Campbell Systematic Reviews. 18(3):1-69. View Publication.
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