Dr. Obumneke Amadi, Dr.PH, MPH, Ms. CTR (c) - George Washington College of medicine and health sciences, Dr. Amadi is the founder of the organization, “Discover Health Global Initiative” (www.dhgi.org), a non for profit organization aimed at supporting and promoting global health matters, the organization is a collaborative initiative aimed at solving global health problems through education, research, clinical work, and advocacy and conveying the promise of healthy futures.  Dr. Amadi’s academic training and research experience to date have provided her with an excellent background in public health epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical microbiology, scientific writing, and health policies and administration skills, and clinical and translational research skills.  As an undergraduate and graduate, she conducted diverse research in health related problems with her mentors at her various universities. Most of her research focused on patient safety and she gained expertise with multiple research methods and analysis. During her undergraduate and graduate careers, she received several academic awards.  She has many years of experience working in and with the health care organizations. Dr. Amadi’s future career plan is to work as a public health and clinical & translational health research scientist in one of the several health organizations to help address questions of public health problems and also mentor emerging scholar health research scientist.  Dr. Amadi, have great passion to support global public health improvement, and is so enthusiastic and determined to advance these opportunities through global health advocacy, health trainings, mentorship and education support.


  • Doctorate Degree, Walden University, Dr.PH

  • Master’s Degree, Purdue University Global formerly Kaplan University, MPH

  • Master’s Degree, George Washington University, Ms. CTR(c)


  • Clinical Research Analyst at Washington Cancer Institute

  • American Public Health Association (APHA) : Abstract Peer-Reviewer

  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) : Abstract Reviewer

  • Kennedy Krieger Institute /Johns Hopkins Medical Hospital (Ferguson fellowship/ Public health research: Student Fellow

  • Health Promotion Graduate Student Intern: Office of Adventist HealthCare- Health and Wellness, Rockville, MD

  • Prince George’s Community College: Academic Tutor Physical Sciences and Engineering Dept. Washington Adventist University: TA microbiology Lab-Seasonal Research Apprentice

  • Health Educator: Center for the Study of HIV/AIDS (CSA), Pretoria, South Africa Harvard University,


  • Doctoral Study: Amadi-Nwada, O. (2017). Association between Physician Characteristics and Surgical Errors in US Hospitals (Doctoral dissertation, Walden University).

  • Masters Capstone Topic: Amadi, O.A. (2004). The Association between Health Literacy Levels, Education and the Recommendations of Water Borne Illness Prevention for Safe Water in Nigeria. Unpublished manuscript, School of Health sciences, Kaplan University, Rockville, USA   

  • Final Project Topic: Amadi, O.A. (2004). Substance Abuse among Hospital Employees. Unpublished manuscript, School of Health sciences, Washington Adventist University Takoma Park, USA

  • Final Project Topic: Amadi, O.A. (2004). The incidence of snail intermediate host of urinary schistosomiasis in Nkwerre L.G.A. in in Imo state. Unpublished manuscript, School of Health sciences, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.                                                                 


  • Urinary Tract Infection in Children with Spina Bifida and Spinal Cord Injury. Presented at GW Annual Research Days 2018, George Washington University; https://hsrc.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/gw_research_days/2018/SMHS/159/


  • Chemicals and Health: Hopkins University

  • Responsible conducts of research (RCR) certificate: George Washington University

Dr. Obumneke Amadi-Onuoha

 Dr.PH, MPH, Ms.CTR(c), BsMicr, BsHA

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