Ifeyinwa Asiodu, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor
Campus Phone
Address Postal

2 Koret Way, Rm 431E
UCSF Box 0606
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

As a researcher, registered nurse, and lactation consultant, I am extremely passionate about improving breastfeeding rates in Black communities. 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, increase workforce diversity in the fields of breastfeeding and lactation and develop culturally-informed breastfeeding interventions to improve infant feeding education and breastfeeding initiation and duration. My career goals include cultivating a program of research aimed at improving health equity and well-being among Black women and birthing people, infants and families and to become a leading NIH-funded lactation researcher and maternal and child health advocate.
National First Food Racial Equity Cohort, Center for Social Inclusion, 2016
Trainee Travel Award, International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML), 2015
Meritorious Service Award, UCSF Nursing Alumni, 2014
Emerging Leader Award, UCSF Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Eta Chapter, 2014
Alpha Eta Chapter Research Award, UCSF Sigma Theta Tau, 2013
Maternal Child Health (MCH) Student Fellow, American Public Health Association, MCH Section, 2012
Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), 2011-2014
Paul Ambrose Scholar, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR), 2010
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Bay Area Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program, 2008
BSN, 2003 - Nursing, University of Southern California
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
African Americans
Social Support
Breast Feeding
Social Media
Infant Feeding
Maternal Stress
Llife Course Perspective
Public Health
Workforce Diversity
Health Equity
Family Dynamics
Qualitative Research