Areas of Focus: social justice, health policy, drug abuse prevention, vulnerable and minority populations
Fakari joined KDHRC in February of 2019. Fakari serves as researcher for the FDA’s “The Real Cost” (TRC) campaign which focuses on tobacco prevention among youth aged 12 to 17; it is his primarily responsibility to review all content produced by the campaign to make sure that it is scientifically grounded.
Fakari completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia, with a B.A. in Sociology. He then obtained his M.P.H. from Georgia State University’s School of Public Health with a concentration in Health Management & Policy. Prior to employment at KDHRC, Fakari interned for the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS) project, while serving as a graduate assistant for GSU’s Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL).
Outside of work, Fakari enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and attending UGA football games in his hometown of Athens, GA. #GoDawgs