Marissa Mika, PhD, MHS

Public health professional, historian, and anthropologist

Marissa Mika, PhD, MHS is a public health professional, historian, and anthropologist. 

She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society. 

In 2019, she served as the founding Head of Humanities and Social Sciences and Assistant Professor at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda. Prior to that, she worked as a Research Fellow on Chronic Disease in Africa at University College London from 2016 to 2018. 

Her book, Africanizing Oncology, is an innovative contemporary history that blends insights from a variety of disciplines to highlight how a storied African cancer institute has shaped lives and identities in postcolonial Uganda.