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Charles Chima, MBBS, Msc, DrPh

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Assistant Professor
Program Director, PhD in Population Health Science
John D. Bower School of Population Health
Department of Population Health Science
(601) 815-9544
cchima@umc.edu

Background

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, 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.  

Research interests

  • Diabetes prevention and control
  • Improving health equity through dissemination and implementation research
  • Role of health information technology and health informatics in improving health equity

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