University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy - Staff Member
Chinenye Anyanwu is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Her research interests broadly focus on health disparities and systemic racism, and more specifically center on improving the provision of pharmaceutical care for racial/ethnic minorities through innovative public health/pharmacy programs and policy change. She teaches an introductory course on public health and health policy fundamentals to first year pharmacy students. She has over 10 years of experience developing and implementing chronic disease management programs in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. In addition to this, she has experience facilitating patient and stakeholder engagement in research, having completed a patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) fellowship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Pharmacy and worked as an Engagement Officer at PCORI for 3 years. Prior to transitioning to academia, she worked for the DC Department of Health coordinating the comprehensive cancer control program and supporting the District's COVID-19 response efforts. Chinenye attended the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, obtaining a PharmD, and the Milken Institute of Public Health where she obtained an MPH. She hopese to increase awareness about patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), PCORI, and patient and stakeholder engagement within her institution, as well as connect with other ambassadors in the New England area.