• Chima John Ohuabunwo, MD, MPH

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  • Chima John Ohuabunwo, MD, MPH
      Assistant Professor
    Medical Epidemiologist

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    University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
    B.Med. Sc, Human Physiology, 1987

    University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
    MBBS (MD), Medicine and Surgery, 1990

    West African College of Physicians, Nigeria
    FWACP, Community Health & Preventive Medicine, 1998

    US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA
    EIS fellowship Certificate, Applied Epidemiology, 2002

    Emory University School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA
    MPH, Healthcare Outcomes Management, 2007

    Personal Statement

    Over the past 15 years I have been involved with training and mentoring medical students, postgraduate medical residents, public health professionals and postgraduate residents of international applied epidemiology training programs including supervision of MD, MPH and M.Phil degree theses. I have mentored students and professionals of varying backgrounds including medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, biomedical sciences, and public health to work on projects covering wide range of epidemiological studies, health services research, public health systems evaluation, disease outbreak investigations and interventional studies. My broad background in global public health practice, applied epidemiology training, health systems evaluation and health services/outcomes research in local and international settings has provided me the critical skills and competencies to serve as participating faculty in the Fogarty Global Health Program.

    Other Experience and Professional Memberships

    05/09 – Present: Consultant on Applied Epidemiology training, African Field Epidemiology Network

    10/1998– 01/1999: USAID-Nigeria, Consultant on Polio Eradication Initiative

    2011: Member, American College of Epidemiology (MACE)

    2006 – Present: Member, International Society for Pharmaco-economics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

    2002 – Present: Member, International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)

    2002 – Present: Member, American Public Health Association (APHA)

    2002 – Present: Member, United States Centers for Disease Control EIS Alumni Association (EISAA)


    June 2002: Secretary’s Award for distinguished service as a member of the 2001 CDC Anthrax Investigation Emergency Response Team, United States Department of Health and Human Services

    2002: National Immunization Program honor awards, certificate of appreciation for exemplary teamwork, productivity, organization, and scientific excellence, Atlanta, GA

    2002: NCID Special Recognition Award for contribution to Health and Safety, anthrax prophylaxis, adverse events, and adherence team, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia

    Jan-April 2001: Letter of commendation and appreciation from WHO country office, Ghana for excellent performance as a short term consultant (STOP initiative team 7)

    Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

    1. Ivonye C, Ohuabunwo CJ, Henriques-Forsythe M, Jamched U, Olejeme K, Onwuanyi A. Evaluation of Telemetry Utilization, Policy and Outcomes in an Inner-City Academic Medical Center. J Natl Med Assoc 2010; 102 (7): 1 – 7 
    2. Ohuabunwo CJ, Perevoscikovs J, Griskevica A, Gargiullo P, Glismann S, Wharton M, Vitek CR et al. Respiratory Diphtheria among Highly Vaccinated Military Trainees in Latvia: Improved Protection from DT Compared with Td Booster Vaccination. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Disease 2005; 37 (11-12): 812 - 820
    3. Ohuabunwo CJ, Bisgard KM, Bath S, Murphy TV. Progress Towards Elimination of Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib) Invasive Disease Among Infants and Children aged <5 years, United States, 1998-2000. JAMA. 2002;287:2206-2207
    4. Kim D, Murray-Lillibridge K, Maloney S, Barrow J, Cetron M, Bisgard K, Tiwari T, Shah J, Ohuabunwo C. Public Health Dispatch: Pertussis in an Infant Adopted from Russia – May 2002. MMWR 2002. 51(18): 394-5
    5. Shepard CW, Soriano-Gabarro-Soriano M, Zell ER, Hayslett J, Lukacs S, Goldstein S, Factor S, Ohuabunwo CJ, et al. Antimicrobial postexposure prophylaxis for anthrax: adverse events and adherence. Emerg Infect Dis 2002; 8(10): 1124 - 1132
    6. Opare JL, Ohuabunwo CJ, Bonsu G, Agongo E, Sackey S, Afari EA. Progress towards eradication of poliomyelitis in Ghana: A review of the Eastern Region, Ghana 1997-2009. J. Epidemiol Community Health 2011; 65 (Suppl. 1): A369
    7. Ohuabunwo CJ, Fotzue C, VanDenBerg C, Heisler M. Evaluation of Sepsis Management and Outcomes at a Large Inner-City Academic Medical Center in the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Era : Value in Health 2008: 11(6); A444