Echezona Ezeanolue, MD, MPH

Echezona Ezeanolue, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is a Nigeria-born Infectious Disease specialist and physician-epidemiologist with an extensive record of community-based maternal and child health research. His research focuses on the use of implementation science to enhance the effectiveness and quality of health services. He serves as the Director of the HRSA-funded comprehensive maternal-child HIV program in Nevada (H12HA24832) and PI on multiple NIH-funded grants including the Baby Shower Trial (R01HD075050; R21TW010252; R01HD087994; R01HD089871) that seek to identify feasible, acceptable, and sustainable approaches to test, engage and retain individuals with HIV infection to achieve viral suppression and improve health outcomes. Dr. Ezeanolue has been recognized as Nevada Public Health Leader of the Year (2007), Nevada Health Care Hero (2008), Nevada Immunization Champion (2009) and AAP Local Hero (2010) for his contributions to public health.