Dr. Chinedum Ojinnaka

Dr. Chinedum Ojinnaka named keynote for Postdoctoral Career Conference

Posted on March 27, 2020

Dr. Chinedum Ojinnaka will be the keynote speaker for the 2020 ASU Postdoctoral Career Conference. Dr. Ojinnaka will share tips on transitioning from being a postdoctoral scholar to a professor.

Dr. Ojinnaka is an assistant professor of biomedical informatics at ASU. She trained as a physician in her home country of Nigeria and practiced for about two years before moving to the United States. She received a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management and a PhD in Health Services Research from Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on health disparities.

Dr. Ojinnaka is interested in identifying individual and population-level determinants of disparities in health outcomes and health care utilization. Her research leverages databases such as population-based surveys, cancer registry and public-assistance program data to identify factors that affect health outcomes and disparities. Her research also involves implementing and evaluating interventions aimed at improving healthcare access and reducing health disparities.

In 2016, Dr. Ojinnaka entered academia as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Missouri. She worked for two years in the Department of Health Sciences, School of Health Professions and Truman School of Public Affairs, and is currently on the tenure track at ASU in the College of Health Solutions.