Ifeyinwa Asiodu, RN, PhD, FAAN

Title(s)Associate Professor, Family Health Care Nursing
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address2 Koret Way, #431E
San Francisco CA 94143
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    University of Illinois at ChicagoPostdoctoralNursing
    University of California, San FranciscoPhDNursing
    University of California, San FranciscoMSNursing
    University of Southern CaliforniaBSNNursing
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    Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE)2020W.E.B. Du Bois Researcher Award
    Hellman Fellows Fund2019  - 2021Hellman Fellows
    National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)2017NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) Scholar
    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

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    Ifeyinwa Asiodu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing at University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. As a researcher, registered nurse, and lactation consultant, her research is focused on the intersection of racism, systemic and structural barriers, life course perspective, and human milk and lactation. Dr. Asiodu uses a critical ethnographic lens to inform her work. The long-term goal of her program of research is to reduce infant feeding disparities and increase access to high quality human milk feeding care, lactation support, and equitable contraception services for Black communities. She is also actively engaged in local, state and national human milk feeding (e.g. breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and donor human milk), reproductive health, maternal and child health, and public health organizations geared toward achieving birth and human milk feeding equity and justice. Dr. Asiodu also leads the MILK Research Lab at UCSF.

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    1. Patterns of peripartum depression and anxiety during the pre-vaccine COVID-19 pandemic. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2024 Apr 25; 24(1):310. Altendahl MR, Xu L, Asiodu I, Boscardin WJ, Gaw SL, Flaherman VJ, Jacoby VL, Richards MC, Krakow D, Afshar Y. PMID: 38664729.
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    2. Access to and interest in human milk research opportunities among Black pregnant and postpartum people. Front Nutr. 2024; 11:1274833. Asiodu IV, Gay CL, Gates-Burgess B, Negrete G. PMID: 38680532; PMCID: PMC11048474.
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    3. Reckoning with Resilience. Black Women and Resilience. 2024 Apr 1; 171-184. Kimarie KB, Asiodu AI, Serano SA. .
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    4. Virtual Research Prioritization: Innovations for Research Agenda Development With Impacted Communities. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 2024 Jan 1; 23. Gichane GM, Asiodu AI, Chambers CB, Clary CC, Cooper CN, Erhahon EH, Negrete NG, Skrine Jeffers SK, Young YJ, McLemore MM. .
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    5. Patient-Led Approaches to a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery Calculator. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 10 01; 142(4):893-900. Rubashkin N, Asiodu I, Vedam S, Sufrin C, Adams V. PMID: 37734092; PMCID: PMC10510781.
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    6. Milk antibody response after 3rd COVID-19 vaccine and SARS-CoV-2 infection and implications for infant protection. iScience. 2023 Oct 20; 26(10):107767. Golan Y, Ilala M, Li L, Gay C, Hunagund S, Lin CY, Cassidy AG, Jigmeddagva U, Matsui Y, Ozarslan N, Asiodu IV, Ahituv N, Flaherman VJ, Gaw SL, Prahl M. PMID: 37731614; PMCID: PMC10507209.
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    7. Assessment of Adverse Reactions, Antibody Patterns, and 12-month Outcomes in the Mother-Infant Dyad After COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination in Pregnancy. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jul 03; 6(7):e2323405. Cassidy AG, Li L, Golan Y, Gay C, Lin CY, Jigmeddagva U, Chidboy MA, Ilala M, Buarpung S, Gonzalez VJ, Basilio E, Duck M, Murtha AP, Wu AHB, Lynch KL, Asiodu IV, Prahl MK, Gaw SL. PMID: 37450302; PMCID: PMC10349345.
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    8. "She should support me, she's my doctor:" Patient perceptions of agency in contraceptive decision-making in the clinical encounter in Northern California. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2023 06; 55(2):94-103. Rao L, Rocca CH, Muñoz I, Chambers BD, Devaskar S, Asiodu IV, Stern L, Blum M, Comfort AB, Harper CC. PMID: 37216964; PMCID: PMC10537387.
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    9. Milk antibody response after 3rd dose of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine and SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infection and implications for infant protection. medRxiv. 2022 Dec 14. Golan Y, Ilala M, Gay C, Hunagund S, Lin CY, Cassidy AG, Jigmeddagva U, Li L, Ozarslan N, Asiodu IV, Ahituv N, Flaherman VJ, Gaw SL, Prahl M. PMID: 36561188; PMCID: PMC9774223.
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    10. Patterns of Peripartum Depression and Anxiety During the Pre-Vaccine COVID-19 Pandemic. Res Sq. 2022 Dec 13. Altendahl MR, Xu L, Asiodu I, Boscardin J, Gaw SL, Flaherman VJ, Jacoby VL, Richards MC, Krakow D, Afshar Y. PMID: 36561172; PMCID: PMC9774217.
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    11. Emerging approaches to redressing multi-level racism and reproductive health disparities. NPJ Digit Med. 2022 Nov 04; 5(1):169. Golden B, Asiodu IV, Franck LS, Ofori-Parku CY, Suárez-Baquero DFM, Youngston T, McLemore MR. PMID: 36333514; PMCID: PMC9636378.
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    12. Racial Disparities in Donor Human Milk Feedings: A Study Using Electronic Medical Records. Health Equity. 2022; 6(1):798-808. Palmquist AEL, Asiodu IV, Tucker C, Tully KP, Asbill DT, Malloy A, Stuebe AM. PMID: 36338802; PMCID: PMC9629910.
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    13. Infant Formula Shortage: This Should Not Be Our Reality. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2022 Oct-Dec 01; 36(4):340-343. PMID: 36288439; PMCID: PMC9623470.
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    14. Effects of Vaccination Against Influenza, Pertussis, and COVID-19 on Human Milk Antibodies: Current Evidence and Implications for Health Equity. Front Immunol. 2022; 13:910383. Hunagund S, Golan Y, Asiodu IV, Prahl M, Gaw SL. PMID: 35903100; PMCID: PMC9314549.
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    15. Neutralizing antibody activity against SARS-CoV-2 variants in gestational age-matched mother-infant dyads after infection or vaccination. JCI Insight. 2022 06 22; 7(12). Matsui Y, Li L, Prahl M, Cassidy AG, Ozarslan N, Golan Y, Gonzalez VJ, Lin CY, Jigmeddagva U, Chidboy MA, Montano M, Taha TY, Khalid MM, Sreekumar B, Hayashi JM, Chen PY, Kumar GR, Warrier L, Wu AH, Song D, Jegatheesan P, Rai DS, Govindaswami B, Needens J, Rincon M, Myatt L, Asiodu IV, Flaherman VJ, Afshar Y, Jacoby VL, Murtha AP, Robinson JF, Ott M, Greene WC, Gaw SL. PMID: 35579965; PMCID: PMC9309042.
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    16. Social Construction of Target Populations: A Theoretical Framework for Understanding Policy Approaches to Perinatal Illicit Substance Screening. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2022 Feb; 23(1):56-66. Cooper NM, Lyndon A, McLemore MR, Asiodu IV. PMID: 34939864; PMCID: PMC9017642.
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    17. COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination in Lactation: Assessment of Adverse Events and Vaccine Related Antibodies in Mother-Infant Dyads. Front Immunol. 2021; 12:777103. Golan Y, Prahl M, Cassidy AG, Gay C, Wu AHB, Jigmeddagva U, Lin CY, Gonzalez VJ, Basilio E, Chidboy MA, Warrier L, Buarpung S, Li L, Murtha AP, Asiodu IV, Ahituv N, Flaherman VJ, Gaw SL. PMID: 34804068; PMCID: PMC8595828.
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    18. Infant Outcomes Following Maternal Infection With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): First Report From the Pregnancy Coronavirus Outcomes Registry (PRIORITY) Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 11 02; 73(9):e2810-e2813. Flaherman VJ, Afshar Y, Boscardin WJ, Keller RL, H Mardy A, Prahl MK, T Phillips C, Asiodu IV, Berghella V, Chambers BD, Crear-Perry J, Jamieson DJ, Jacoby VL, Gaw SL. PMID: 32947612; PMCID: PMC7543372.
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    19. Reimagining Perinatal Mental Health: An Expansive Vision For Structural Change. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 10; 40(10):1592-1596. Foster VA, Harrison JM, Williams CR, Asiodu IV, Ayala S, Getrouw-Moore J, Davis NK, Davis W, Mahdi IK, Nedhari A, Niles PM, Peprah S, Perritt JB, McLemore MR, Mask Jackson F. PMID: 34606355; PMCID: PMC9107292.
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    20. Global research priorities for COVID-19 in maternal, reproductive and child health: Results of an international survey. PLoS One. 2021; 16(9):e0257516. Etti M, Alger J, Salas SP, Saggers R, Ramdin T, Endler M, Gemzell-Danielsson K, Alfvén T, Ahmed Y, Callejas A, Eskenazi D, Khalil A, Le Doare K, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Working Group of the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition. PMID: 34559827; PMCID: PMC8462675.
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    21. Risk of pregnancy loss before 20 weeks' gestation in study participants with COVID-19. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 10; 225(4):456-457. Jacoby VL, Murtha A, Afshar Y, Gaw SL, Asiodu I, Tolosa J, Norton ME, Boscardin WJ, Flaherman V. PMID: 34175267; PMCID: PMC8225313.
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    22. Achieving Breastfeeding Equity and Justice in Black Communities: Past, Present, and Future. Breastfeed Med. 2021 06; 16(6):447-451. Asiodu IV, Bugg K, Palmquist AEL. PMID: 33979550; PMCID: PMC8418442.
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    23. Breastfeeding in Incarcerated Settings in the United States: A National Survey of Frequency and Policies. Breastfeed Med. 2021 09; 16(9):710-716. Asiodu IV, Beal L, Sufrin C. PMID: 33835854; PMCID: PMC8563451.
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    24. Black Maternal Health Research Re- Envisioned: Best Practices for the Conduct of Research With, For, and By Black Mamas. Harvard Law and Policy Review. 2020; 2(14):393-415. Black Mamas Matter Alliance Research Working Group Aina, A, Asiodu, IV, Castillo, P, et al. View Publication.
    25. The COVID-19 liquid gold rush: Critical perspectives of human milk and SARS-CoV-2 infection. Am J Hum Biol. 2020 09; 32(5):e23481. Palmquist AEL, Asiodu IV, Quinn EA. PMID: 32761732; PMCID: PMC7435540.
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    26. Reflecting on Equity in Perinatal Care During a Pandemic. Health Equity. 2020; 4(1):330-333. Niles PM, Asiodu IV, Crear-Perry J, Julian Z, Lyndon A, McLemore MR, Planey AM, Scott KA, Vedam S. PMID: 32775943; PMCID: PMC7410286.
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    27. Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Postpartum Pain Evaluation and Management. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 12; 134(6):1155-1162. Johnson JD, Asiodu IV, McKenzie CP, Tucker C, Tully KP, Bryant K, Verbiest S, Stuebe AM. PMID: 31764724.
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    28. Race, Research, and Women's Health: Best Practice Guidelines for Investigators. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 08; 134(2):422-423. McLemore MR, Asiodu I, Crear-Perry J, Davis DA, Drew M, Hardeman RR, Mendez DD, Roberts L, Scott KA. PMID: 31348216.
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    29. Priorities for Contraception and Lactation Among Breast Pump-Dependent Mothers of Premature Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Breastfeed Med. 2019 09; 14(7):448-455. Rossman B, Asiodu I, Hoban R, Patel AL, Engstrom JL, Medina-Poeliniz C, Meier PP. PMID: 31120306.
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    30. Reintegrating modern birth practice within ancient birth process: What high cesarean rates ignore about physiologic birth. American Journal of Human Biology. 2019 Mar 1; 31(2):e23229. Rutherford RJ, Asiodu AI, Liese LK. .
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    31. Infant Feeding Decision-Making and the Influences of Social Support Persons Among First-Time African American Mothers. Matern Child Health J. 2017 04; 21(4):863-872. Asiodu IV, Waters CM, Dailey DE, Lyndon A. PMID: 27565664; PMCID: PMC5329142.
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    32. Barriers to Human Milk Feeding at Discharge of Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants: Maternal Goal Setting as a Key Social Factor. Breastfeed Med. 2017 Jan/Feb; 12:20-27. Fleurant E, Schoeny M, Hoban R, Asiodu IV, Riley B, Meier PP, Bigger H, Patel AL. PMID: 27906557; PMCID: PMC5220570.
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    33. Barriers to Human Milk Feeding at Discharge of Very Low-Birthweight Infants: Evaluation of Neighborhood Structural Factors. Breastfeed Med. 2016 09; 11:335-42. Riley B, Schoeny M, Rogers L, Asiodu IV, Bigger HR, Meier PP, Patel AL. PMID: 27347851; PMCID: PMC5031119.
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    34. What Does Infant Feeding Mean to African American Women and Their Support Persons. Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing. 2015 Jun 1; 44(s1):s72-s72. Asiodu AI. .
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    35. Breastfeeding and use of social media among first-time African American mothers. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2015 Mar-Apr; 44(2):268-78. Asiodu IV, Waters CM, Dailey DE, Lee KA, Lyndon A. PMID: 25712127; PMCID: PMC4359664.
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    36. Got milk? A look at breastfeeding from an African American perspective. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2011; 32(8):544-6. Asiodu I, Flaskerud JH. PMID: 21767257.
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