Dr. Justina Edmunds-Ogbuokiri is currently an
associate professor of clinical pharmacy at Xavier College of Pharmacy and
the consultant clinical pharmacist at the HIV Outpatient Clinic of the
Medical Center of Louisiana here in New Orleans. She has taught at Xavier
for the past 6 years. Prior to joining Xavier, Dr. Ogbuokiri had been
faculty member at the College of Medicine
of the University of Nigeria, Enugu-Nigeria
and Consultant Clinical Pharmacist/Pharmacologist to the University
of Nigeria Teaching Hospital for a period of 16 years.
Dr. Ogbuokiri received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy
from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, Cincinnati, Ohio.
She then completed an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency in
internal medicine and ambulatory care at the Cincinnati General Hospital
and Clinics. She received her
Doctorate in Pharmacy also
from the University of
Cincinnati College of Pharmacy and after many years in academia, research
and consulting, participated in the Takemi Program in Public Health and
International Studies at the Harvard School of Public Health, 1994-1995.
She is a licensed pharmacist registered, originally in Ohio and
current in the state of Louisiana.
Dr. Ogbuokiri offers an on-going preceptorship in
HIV/AIDS at the HOP clinic and
teaches selected topics in infectious diseases with emphasis in
HIV/AIDS and AIDS and Drugs.
She is a member of faculty for the Delta Region, the National, as well as
the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Initiative that offers
education to pharmacists, physicians, HIV Specialists for pharmaceutical
companies and other health
providers in the care of AIDS/HIV-infected patients. She is currently
serving on the Governorâs Board for HIV/AIDS in the State of Louisiana.
Her research interests include pharmacotherapeutics of AIDS/HIV, HIV in
women and authorship of materials for clinical education of providers
and patients in HIV/AIDS and
HIV prevention. Dr. Ogbuokiri is the Principal investigator
for the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center, Xavier Local
Performing Site, a HRSA-funded initiative to provide continuing AIDS/HIV
education and updates to healthcare providers taking care of minority
patients with AIDS/HIV infection.