Chinenye Anyanwu, PharmD, MPH, is an Engagement Officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She acts as a liaison between the Engagement and Science teams, helping manage the organization’s research portfolio and assuring engagement of patients and other stakeholders throughout the course of research projects.
Before joining PCORI, Anyanwu completed a fellowship in comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. She worked on various CER-PCOR training programs, was instrumental in the launch of the CER Collaborative Certificate Training program, a continuing education program on CER methods for pharmacists and pharmacy students. Anyanwu also spearheaded the first annual CER-PCOR Summer Institute, and served as project manager for the PCORI-funded National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) PCOR training program for rare-disease patients and patient advocates.
Prior to her fellowship, Anyanwu worked at WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, a patient support and advocacy organization. There, she trained and managed a volunteer workforce of female heart disease survivors, ensuring they had adequate resources for outreach and education in their communities. She was instrumental in the development, dissemination, and evaluation of patient education tools used by survivors running local community support groups.
Anyanwu earned her PharmD degree from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, and her MPH with a concentration in community-oriented primary care from The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.