School of Nursing and Health Studies

Mabel Ezeonwu, Associate Professor


Mabel Ezeonwu, PhD, RN
Associate Professor

Dr. Ezeonwu holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science from the University of Washington. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. She is also an affiliate faculty at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan. She works closely with, and advises international students on campus. Dr. Ezeonwu is an experienced clinician with practice spinning through community health and high risk obstetrics. She actively volunteers her time at a free clinic -- providing care to homeless populations and low income clients.


Dr. Ezeonwu's scholarship extends into the national and global policy arena, and integrates two related pathways:

1.    Global health -- with emphasis on maternal health care access issues, and nursing workforce. Her scholarship hinges on the World Health Organization’s Health for All strategy that highlights equity and social justice, and focuses attention on social and economic determinants of health and their unequal impact on the health of populations.

2.    Community-based interventions using community health education and collaborative partnerships as mechanisms for health promotion. Her community-engaged scholarship is informed by the community-as-partner model which draws from the philosophy of primary health care.



University of Washington
Seattle, WA
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing Science
  • Certificate in International Development and Policy Management
University of Washington
Bothell, WA
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Nigeria
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics







Courses Taught

  • Cultural and Social Issues in Health Care
  • Partnerships in Community Health
  • Senior Portfolio
  • Independent Study/ Independent Research
  • Health Policies and Politics in a Global Context
  • Global Health Promotion: Health Services Delivery in Resource-Poor Settings
  • Masters Advanced Fieldwork
  • Disparity and Social Justice in Health Care
  • Masters Scholarly Project