Seleeke Flingai, PhD, MPA

Senior Associate, National Equity Atlas, PolicyLink

Courses Taught

PUBH 5350 Race & Public Health

Brief Bio

Seleeke Flingai, PhD, MPA is an applied policy researcher and educator whose work focuses on the intersections of racism and capitalism with urban spatial processes, economic (in)equity, criminalization, and health. Trained as both a biologist and an urban policy analyst, he uses Black feminist, public health, and spatial justice frameworks to understand social processes in the United States. He is a senior associate with the National Equity Atlas team at PolicyLink, where he helps lead research engagements with community partners and develop rigorous analyses, reports, and other data tools to support community-led struggles for greater equity.

Dr. Flingai received his bachelor’s degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from MIT, a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a certificate in Public Health from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MPA in Domestic Policy with a certificate in Urban Policy and Planning from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.