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Charles Chima, MBBS, Msc, DrPh

Assistant Professor
Program Director, PhD
(601) 984-1020


Dr. Charles Chima, MBBS, MSc, DrPH, trained as a physician at the University of Nigeria and worked in primary care for two years. He obtained a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. He subsequently obtained a Doctor of Public Health degree in health services research and global health and further training in health informatics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Dr. Chima is a population health scientist who seeks innovative ways to improve health outcomes and reduce waste in health care using the population health approach. He has led large-scale chronic disease population health initiatives in Houston, Texas, and provided advisory services as a consultant to state governments in Nigeria on primary care reform. He was also an HRSA primary care research fellow at the Family and Community Medicine Department, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Dr. Chima’s research interests include primary and secondary prevention of type 2 diabetes and childhood obesity, psychological and behavioral aspects of diabetes management, and improving chronic illness care through delivery system reform and  application of health information technology and health informatics.  

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