Dr. Chima is Director of Graduate Education and Assistant Professor, Population Health at the Bower School of Population Health at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).
About Dr. Chima:
Dr. Charles Chima, MBBS, MSc, DrPH, trained as a physician at the University of Nigeria and worked in primary care for two years. He obtained a master of science in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. He subsequently obtained a doctor of public health degree in health services research and global health and further training in health informatics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Dr. Chima is a population health scientist who seeks innovative ways to improve health outcomes and reduce waste in health care using the population health approach. He has led large-scale chronic disease population health initiatives in Houston, and provided advisory services as a consultant to state governments in Nigeria on primary care reform. He was also an HRSA primary care research fellow at the Family and Community Medicine Department, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
The mission of the Bower School of Population Health at UMMC “is to provide world-class graduate training to prepare the next generation of scientists and health care professionals to improve the health of individuals, populations, and communities through enhancing health care systems and health policies”