Staff Member #1
Dr. Nwachukwu is a PhD student in Epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston with academic and research interests in Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health (RMNCH), infectious diseases and interplay between cancer and microbes among women and other minority populations. He is a public health physician with an MSc degree in Epidemiology and rich global health experience in the control of infectious diseases, integrating service delivery programs, advocacy strategies to improve the lives of women and children, and statistical modeling of impacts of MCH and other health interventions as evidence for policy advocacy. The MCH fellowship will enable him to further understand maternal and child health issues from a global perspective and further his goal of influencing public health actions affecting women and children globally. He plans to contribute his skills in project management and epidemiology in resolving issues affecting women and children across diverse populations in a culturally sensitive manner as well as other intervention efforts of the MCH program. His learning focus during the MCH fellowship will be around racial and ethnic disparities in sexual and reproductive health, social determinants of health and how to effectively map interventions that positively influence the health of women and children.