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 an experienced clinician in maternal & newborn health and primary care. Her research and teaching activities cover global health, community health, and social justice. Dr. Ezeonwu is the 2020 recipient of the prestigious UW Distinguished Teaching Award.


Dr. Ezeonwu's scholarship encompasses local and global health work in areas of maternal child health, community-based education and primary care. She explores innovations in community and global public health pedagogy through collaborative local-global partnerships. Her other scholarly interests include reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, health care workforce issues, and train-the-trainer programs in low-resources settings.



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