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Dr. Nnedu joined the department in 2013. He serves as the Program Director of the Infectious Diseases fellowship program. He also directs the travel clinic. His interests include tropical medicine, general infectious diseases and medical education. He has been involved in research projects in Zambia, Jamaica, Sierra Leone and Kenya. He completed a combined MD/MPH degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He went on to do residency at Tulane University School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Nnedu is a past Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellow. During his Fogarty fellowship, he performed research on co-infections with HIV and malaria in Kenya. He is certified in tropical medicine through the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). Dr. Nnedu is also certified in travel medicine through the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM). Dr. Nnedu sits on the exam writing committee for the ASTMH tropical medicine certification exam. He also sits on the Item Writing Task Force for ABIM maintenance of certification exam for infectious diseases specialty. He serves as the chair of the ASTMH clinical research awards committee. He also an associate editor for Open Forum Infectious Diseases journal. He is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Tropical Medicine at Tulane University where he is the course director for the Medical Helminthology course. He is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) where he serves on the IDSA program directors committee.
Chirch LM, Armstrong WS, Balba GP, Kulkarni PA, Benson CA, Konold V, Luther VP, Nnedu ON, Perloff S, Razonable RR, Stead W, Thompson GR 3rd, Melia MT. Education of Infectious Diseases Fellows During the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 28;8(2):ofaa583. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa583. PMID: 33553468; PMCID: PMC7798664.
Theppote A, Laborde Y, Knoepp L, Thomas S, Nnedu ON. Cutaneous Myiasis in Rural Haiti. Ochsner J. 2020 Fall;20(3):331-333. doi: 10.31486/toj.19.0073. PMID: 33071671; PMCID: PMC7529131.
Melia MT, Paez A, Reid G, Chirch LM, Luther VP, Blackburn BG, Perez F, Abdoler E, Kaul DR, Rehm S, Harik N, Barsoumian A, Person AK, Yun H, Beckham JD, Boruchoff S, Cariello PF, Cutrell JB, Graber CJ, Lee DH, Maziarz E, Paras ML, Razonable RR, Ressner R, Chen A, Chow B, Escota G, Herc E, Johnson A, Maves RC, Nnedu ON, Clauss H, Kulkarni P, Pottinger PS, Serpa JA, Bhowmick T, Bittner M, Wooten D, Casanas B, Shnekendorf R, Blumberg EA. The Struggling Infectious Diseases Fellow: Remediation Challenges and Opportunities. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Feb 18;7(3):ofaa058
Nnedu ON, Pankey GA. Update on the emerging role of telavancin in hospital-acquired infections. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2015 Apr 13;11:605-10. doi: 10.2147/TCRM.S57376. PMID: 25926737; PMCID: PMC4403509.
Nnedu ON, John-Stewart GC, Singa BO, Piper B, Otieno PA, Guidry A, Richardson BA, Walson J. Prevalence and correlates of insecticide-treated bednet use among HIV-1-infected adults in Kenya. AIDS Care. 2012;24(12):1559-64. Epub 2012 Apr 26.
Doumbia SO, Ndiaye D, Koita OA, Diakité M, Nwakanma D, Coulibaly M, Traoré SF, Keating J, Milner DA Jr, Ndiaye JL, Sene PD, Ahouidi A, Dieye TN, Gaye O, Okebe J, Ceesay SJ, Ngwa A, Oriero EC, Konaté L, Sy N, Jawara M, Faye O, Kéita M, Cissé M, Sogoba N, Poudiougou B, Diawara S, Sangaré L, Coulibaly T, Seck I, Abubakar I, Gomis J, Mather FJ, Sissako A, Diarra A, Kandeh B, Whalen C, Moyer B, Nnedu O, Thiero O, Bei AK, Daniels R, Miura K, Long CA, Fairhurst RM, Duraisingh M, Muskavitch MA, D'Alessandro U, Conway DJ, Volkman SK, Valim C, Wirth DF, Krogstad DJ. Improving malaria control in West Africa: interruption of transmission as a paradigm shift. Acta Trop. 2012 Mar;121(3):175-83.
Nnedu ON, O'Leary MP, Mutua D, Mutai B, Kalantari-Dehaghi M, Jasinskas A, Nakajima-Sasaki R, John-Stewart G, Otieno P, Liang X, Waitumbi J, Kimani F, Camerini D, Felgner PL, Walson JL, Vigil A. Humoral immune responses to Plasmodium falciparum among HIV-1-infected Kenyan adults. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2011 Dec;5(11-12):613-23.
Nnedu ON, Rimel B, Terry C, Jalloh-Vos H, Baryon B, Bausch DG. Syndromic diagnosis of malaria in rural Sierra Leone and proposed additions to the national integrated management of childhood illness guidelines for fever. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Apr;82(4):525-8.