Echezona Edozie Ezeanolue, MD, MPH, FAAP, FIDSA

Ezeanolue, Echezona 2016 120x160Dr Ezeanolue is Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the Director of UNLV Global Health Initiatives. His research focuses on the use of implementation science to enhance the quality and effectiveness of maternal child health services. Dr Ezeanolue has several projects funded by private, state and federal agencies including HRSA, CDC and NIH. The comprehensive maternal-child HIV program he directs has been instrumental to the reduction in mother-to-child HIV transmission in Southern Nevada with no document perinatal HIV transmission among infants born to program participants since 2007. The NIH/PEPFAR funded Baby Shower Trial demonstrated that the Healthy Beginning Initiative, a congregation-based intervention can be an effective framework for maternal-child health interventions in resource-limited settings. He serves on numerous national committees including the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), NIH study sections, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Pediatric AIDS, Patient Centered Outcome Research Initiative (PCORI). Dr Ezeanolue has been recognized as Nevada Public Health Leader of the Year (2007), Nevada Health Care Hero (2008), Nevada Immunization Champion (2009) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Local Hero (2010) for his contributions to Public Health.