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Ifeyinwa Asiodu, RN, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Nursing
DepartmentFamily Health Care Nursing
Address2 Koret Way
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone415-476-1426
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    University of Illinois at ChicagoPostdoctoral2016Nursing
    University of California, San FranciscoPhD2014Nursing
    University of California, San FranciscoMS2012Nursing
    University of Southern CaliforniaBSN2003Nursing
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    Center for Social Inclusion2016National First Food Racial Equity Cohort
    International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML)2015Trainee Travel Award
    UCSF Nursing Alumni2014Meritorious Service Award
    UCSF Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Eta Chapter2014Emerging Leader Award
    UCSF Sigma Theta Tau2013Alpha Eta Chapter Research Award
    American Public Health Association, MCH Section2012Maternal Child Health (MCH) Student Fellow
    National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)2011 - 2014Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA)
    Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR)2010Paul Ambrose Scholar
    Bay Area Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program2008Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

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    As a researcher, registered nurse, and lactation consultant, I am extremely passionate about improving breastfeeding rates in the African American community. My research is centered on the intersection of race, gender, family dynamics, life course, and breastfeeding. The long-term goal of my program of research is to reduce infant feeding disparities in the African American community and develop culturally-informed breastfeeding interventions to improve infant feeding education and breastfeeding initiation and duration. The short-term goals of my program of research are to 1) identify barriers and facilitators to breastfeeding initiation and duration in the African American community; 2) determine the role of social media platforms in regard to decision-making, intention, and support; and 3) examine the psychological and environmental impacts of stress on lactation production and infant growth. Lastly, my career goals include cultivating a program of research aimed at improving the health and well-being of African American women and their families and to become a leading lactation researcher and maternal and child health advocate.


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    Identifying barriers to breastfeeding initiation in African American families
    NIH F31NR013120Aug 1, 2011 - Jul 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Fleurant E, Schoeny M, Hoban R, Asiodu IV, Riley B, Meier PP, Bigger H, Patel AL. Barriers to Human Milk Feeding at Discharge of Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants: Maternal Goal Setting as a Key Social Factor. Breastfeed Med. 2016 Dec 01. PMID: 27906557.
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    2. Asiodu I, Waters CM, Dailey DE, Lyndon A, et al. Infant Feeding Decision-Making and the Influences of Social Support Persons Among First-Time African American Mothers. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Aug 27. PMID: 27565664.
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    3. Riley B, Schoeny M, Rogers L, Asiodu IV, Bigger HR, Meier PP, Patel AL. Barriers to Human Milk Feeding at Discharge of Very Low-Birthweight Infants: Evaluation of Neighborhood Structural Factors. Breastfeed Med. 2016 Sep; 11:335-42. PMID: 27347851.
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    4. Asiodu I, Waters CM, Dailey DE, Lee KA, Lyndon A. Breastfeeding and use of social media among first-time African American mothers. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2015 Mar-Apr; 44(2):268-78. PMID: 25712127; PMCID: PMC4359664 [Available on 03/01/16].
    5. Asiodu I, Flaskerud JH. Got milk? A look at breastfeeding from an African American perspective. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2011; 32(8):544-6. PMID: 21767257.
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