Dr. Nadia Sam-Agudu is Senior Technical Advisor, Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) at the Institute of Human Virology and Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.
She is also faculty at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences, Cape Coast, Ghana. She received her medical education at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA (MD degree) and at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, USA (General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases).
Dr. Sam-Agudu is a clinician-scientist whose research focuses on implementation science methods to generate evidence for sustainable interventions in the prevention and control of infectious diseases among African children. Her main areas of research are in HIV, TB, and malaria, and she has been funded by sponsors such as the US National Institutes of Health (R01HD089871 and R01HD089866), the World Health Organization (WHO)/Global Affairs Canada, the Thrasher Research Foundation, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
She provides/has provided technical expertise to the WHO (including as co-chair of the Adolescent HIV Service Delivery Working Group), UNICEF, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health, and to implementation science research groups with regard to data and safety as well as study design for contextual applicability and impact.
She also invests time in mentoring talented and motivated early-career African scientists in developing their research skills and in academic professionalism.
Faculty Webpage: https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/profiles/Sam-Agudu-Nadia/
Dr. Nadia Sam-Agudu, also serves as the CAWISA- country representative for Nigeria.