Ifeoma C. Udoh, PhD

Black Women’s Health Imperative
Ife Udoh

Ifeoma C. Udoh is executive vice president of policy, advocacy and science at the Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI), where she leads BWHI's efforts to develop policy strategy, advance advocacy initiatives, and perform research in service of health equity for Black women in America.

Udoh is a highly accomplished health science leader with nearly 20 years of experience in implementing science-driven and community-based solutions to advance health equity. Prior to joining BWHI, she was a senior research scientist and managing director at ETR — a nonprofit organization committed to improving health outcomes and advancing health equity for youth, families, and communities — where she was pivotal in shaping the organization's impact in health education and the well-being of individuals and communities.

Udoh earned bachelor’s degrees in microbiology and molecular genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her PhD in medical anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is a recognized expert in health care programming, policy, and practice.