Chima Ohuabunwo, M.D., M.P.H., FWACP 

Research Assistant Professor


Location: Piedmont Hall
Phone: 404-756-8918


US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Fellowship: Applied Epidemiology

West African College of Physicians, Nigeria
Fellowship: Community Health & Preventive Medicine

University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Degree: Doctor of Medicine in Medicine and Surgery

Emory University School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA
Degree: Master of Public Health in Healthcare Outcomes Management

University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Degree: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in Human Physiology

Clinical Interests

Research Studies




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 

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

Ohuabunwo CJ, Bisgard KM, Bath S, Murphy TV. Progress Towards Elimination of Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib) Invasive Disease Among Infants and Children aged
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

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 URL:

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

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

Honors and Awards

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

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