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Sommer Scholars

Chuka Anude, PhD, MBBS, MPH, MSc

  • Country of Origin: Nigeria
  • PhD '11, Epidemiology; MPH '07

When Chuka Anude enrolled at the Bloomberg School last year as a Sommer Scholar in the MPH program, his resume was already 14 pages long and he had amassed more than 10 years of experience in 4 different countries, concentrating on public health program management and field research, primarily in HIV/AIDS.

Immediately prior to coming to Baltimore, he was the chief of party and country director of a U.S. government-funded initiative in Guyana to combat the country’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. He designed treatment guidelines and drug-adherence strategies, trained over 250 health care providers in HIV care and support, and conducted research on the treatment of HIV/TB co-infection.

Saying he “would hate to be holed up in an office all the time,” Anude is eager to return to the field. But he decided to enter the School’s PhD program in Epidemiology to bring new skills in evidence interpretation, synthesis and translation to his already rich background.

“Chuka Anude is already developing as a leader in the field of public health,” Anude’s MPH advisor says. “We would also like him as a leading global health epidemiologist and health policy expert.”

To lead an international organization in fighting global health inequities and HIV/AIDS in developing countries with sustainable, evidence-based and locally relevant strategies

Current Position

Global Safety Physician (Drug Safety, Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management), AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals