Chijioke Nwosu

Research Specialist


Dr. Chijioke Nwosu is a Research Specialist at the Economic Performance and Development Unit of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in South Africa.

Chijioke is part of a team analysing the relationship between neighbourhoods and health outcomes in Cape Town, South Africa.
His research interests are broadly in the areas of health, poverty, inequality and development. Some of his research have dealt with issues such as the impact of health on labour market outcomes, socio-economic inequalities in health, and health financing equity as a means for the attainment of universal health coverage in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, he has examined the relationship between gender and poverty in developing countries.

Currently, he is interested in understanding the health implications of urbanization and the social determinants of health in cities, slums and informal settlements.

Prior to joining the HSRC, he was a Research Associate at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at the Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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