Ucheoma Nwaozuru, PhD

Ucheoma Nwaozuru
Wake Forest University

Ucheoma Nwaozuru, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Implementation Science, Division of Public Health Sciences at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She received a Master’s in Community Health and Preventive Medicine from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a PhD in Public Health Studies from Saint Louis University, College for Public Health and Social Justice.

Her training and research experience have involved qualitative research methodology, community-based participatory research, crowdsourcing, and social innovations for health and the use of these principles to promote health equity, intervention adoption, and sustainability. Dr. Nwaozuru’s research centers on the role of social innovations and technologies in developing sustainable and contextually appropriate health solutions to enhance health and well-being. She is passionate about mentoring young people and has been involved in the planning and execution of crowdsourcing open calls to develop youth-driven strategies to promote the uptake of HIV prevention interventions among young people in Nigeria and the U.S.