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Omolara T. Uwemedimo

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Professions


MP H, 2011, Columbia University; MD, 2004, New York Univ (NYU); BS, 2002, Sophie Davis Schl of Biomed Ed


Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and attending physician at Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York in the Division of General Pediatrics. Dr. Uwemedimo received her MD degree from the NYU School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Uwemedimo then completed the Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship in Community Health at Columbia University and a MPH degree from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. As a result of her clinical experiences working in low-income countries (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa, Nigeria and Malawi), she became interested in implementation science research with a focus on evaluating interventions to improve the quality of child health services and ultimately, health outcomes for children living in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2011, she was awarded a NIH diversity supplement grant to investigate barriers and facilitators of access to care among impoverished children in Durban, South Africa and has worked as a research consultant for Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria- Maternal Newborn and Child Health Initiative, an operations research project evaluating effectiveness of community health worker programs on child health outcomes in northern Nigeria. Currently, Dr. Uwemedimo is program director of the Northwell Health Global Health Training Program at Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, which provides resident physicians and MPH students with global child health education through conferences, seminars and overseas training experiences in Kenya, India and Dominican Republic. She is a member of the global health sections of the Academic Pediatric Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also serves as a manuscript referee for the Bulletin of the World Health Organization and Global Health Action Journal.

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