Mabel Ezeonwu, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, Professor and Interim Dean

Dr. Ezeonwu holds a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Washington and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner certification from the University of Cincinnati. She is currently a Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. She is also a board certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with a focus on primary care. She has expertise in nursing and global health curriculum development and implementation, and she teaches across undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Ezeonwu was the 2020 recipient of the prestigious UW Distinguished Teaching Award.


Dr. Ezeonwu’s scholarship integrates global and local community health with emphasis on primary care and health care access issues. As an experienced clinician in maternal-infant care and primary care, she has passion for community-based interventions using community health education and collaborative partnerships as mechanisms for health promotion. She engages in glocal experiential learning. Her scholarly goals are to explore and support innovations in community and global public health pedagogy and clinical practice through collaborative localglobal partnerships in low-resources settings.


University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

  • Post MSN Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, FNP-BC

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



Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

  • Global Health Practice: Systems, Places, And People (BHS 301)
  • Fieldwork in Health (BHS 496)
  • Population-Based Health in Community Practice (BNURS 424)
  • Team Leadership and Care Coordination (BNURS 422)
  • Independent Study/ Independent Research (BNURS 498/499)