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Ifeyinwa Asiodu, RN, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Family Health Care Nursing
SchoolSchool of 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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    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 Assistant 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 increasing access to human milk, breastfeeding resources, lactation support, and donor human milk. 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 breastfeeding care, lactation support, and equitable contraception services for Black women. She is also actively engaged in local, state and national breastfeeding, reproductive health, maternal and child health, and public health organizations geared toward achieving birth and breastfeeding equity and justice.

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

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    1. Infant Outcomes Following Maternal Infection with SARS-CoV-2: First Report from the PRIORITY Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 18. Flaherman VJ, Afshar Y, Boscardin J, Keller RL, Mardy A, Prahl MK, Phillips C, Asiodu IV, Berghella WV, Chambers BD, Crear-Perry J, Jamieson DJ, Jacoby VL, Gaw SL. PMID: 32947612.
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    2. The COVID-19 liquid gold rush: Critical perspectives of human milk and SARS-CoV-2 infection. Am J Hum Biol. 2020 Aug 05; e23481. Palmquist AEL, Asiodu IV, Quinn EA. PMID: 32761732.
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    3. 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.
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    4. Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Postpartum Pain Evaluation and Management. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Nov 04. Johnson JD, Asiodu IV, McKenzie CP, Tucker C, Tully KP, Bryant K, Verbiest S, Stuebe AM. PMID: 31698390.
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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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. Julienne N. Rutherford, Ifeyinwa V. Asiodu, Kylea L. Liese. .
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    8. 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.
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    9. 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.
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    10. 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.
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    11. 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. Ifeyinwa V. Asiodu. .
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    12. 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.
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    13. 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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