Chinekwu Obidoa PhD

Chinekwu Obidoa, MA, MPH., MS., PhD. CPH
Assistant Professor of Global Health

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow - 2018 | Population Health Equity Fellow - 2016 | Research Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) Fellow - 2014-2016

Dr. Obidoa is a multi-disciplinary scholar with teaching and research interests in the social and spatial epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, youth sexual risk-taking, the health of emerging adults and the social and health implications of globalization in Africa. Trained in the fields of medical geography, public health and international and area studies she integrates multiple methods and approaches in her research. Dr. Obidoa has been involved in HIV/AIDS research for over 15 years. She has studied the spatial epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, factors associated with HIV/AIDS sexual risk behaviors among young women in Nigeria, and teen pregnancy and HIV sexual risk in Macon Georgia among other studies. One of her recent studies funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) explored the context of HIV/AIDS sexual risk for emerging adults in middle Georgia. She has received several academic fellowships, and support for her work including the New Investigator in Global Health (NIGH) Award by the Global Health Council in 2006 and in 2011, the Research Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) Scholar Fellowship from the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale University and the Population Health Equity Fellowship from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2016.

Current Research Projects
Mental Health of African Immigrant Youth
Coalition for Collaboration on HIV/AIDS Research and Intervention in Middle Georgia (CCHR)

Past Research Projects:


Classes Taught:

Introduction to Global Health
Global Health Policy
Medical Geopgraphy
International Public Health Interventions
Principles of Human Geography: Mapping Globalization's Landscape
Engaging the World: Globalization: Africa's Experiences
Globalization and Health in Africa
Environmental Health
Health in Africa
Non-communicable Diseases in Bermuda

Contact Information:

Department of International & Global Studies
1400 Coleman Avenue                                                                                                                 
 Macon, GA 31207
Groover Hall 207   
Phone: 478-301-2353  |  E-mail: