Ifeyinwa Asiodu, RN, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Nursing|
|Department||Family Health Care Nursing|
|Address||2 Koret Way|
San Francisco CA 94143
|University of Illinois at Chicago||Postdoctoral||2016||Nursing|
|University of California, San Francisco||PhD||2014||Nursing|
|University of California, San Francisco||MS||2012||Nursing|
|University of Southern California||BSN||2003||Nursing|
|Center for Social Inclusion||2016||National First Food Racial Equity Cohort |
|International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML)||2015||Trainee Travel Award|
|UCSF Nursing Alumni||2014||Meritorious Service Award|
|UCSF Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Eta Chapter||2014||Emerging Leader Award|
|UCSF Sigma Theta Tau||2013||Alpha Eta Chapter Research Award|
|American Public Health Association, MCH Section||2012||Maternal Child Health (MCH) Student Fellow|
|National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)||2011
||2014||Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA)|
|Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR)||2010||Paul Ambrose Scholar|
|Bay Area Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program||2008||Albert Schweitzer Fellowship|
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.
, Infant Feeding
, Maternal Stress
, Social Media
, African American mothers
, Qualitative Research
, Health Disparities
, Public Health
, Llife Course Perspective
, Family Dynamics
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