Addressing Social Determinants of Health with Nkem P. Nonyel, PharmD, MPH

Part of the Amplifying Voices Speaker Series

The UCSF School of Pharmacy’s Department of Clinical Pharmacy will host speaker Nkem P. Nonyel, PharmD, MPH, a clinical associate professor at Howard University for the fifth installment of the Amplifying Voices Speaker Series. The seminar and discussion, “Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Decrease Health Disparities,” will occur on Zoom on Friday, October 6, 2023, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Pacific.

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About the series

Amplifying Voices Speaker Series events occur several times per year. Each features an early-career pharmacist who provides new and diverse perspectives on clinical pharmacy research.

About the speaker

Nonyel is a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice at Howard University College of Pharmacy, with a clinical practice site at Howard University Hospital, where she practices within the internal medicine team.

She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. Afterwards, she completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. She also earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Before entering the pharmacy profession, Nonyel was a licensed practical nurse for adults and pediatrics, and she practiced in acute, sub-acute, and home care settings.

Nonyel has both current and past pharmacy leadership experience at national and state levels, including her involvement with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas, National Pharmaceutical Association, Maryland Pharmaceutical Society, and Maryland Pharmacy Coalition.

Internationally, Nonyel recently co-developed a PharmD curriculum at Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU) Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. This curriculum was developed through the sponsorship of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. She also participated in a medical mission to the medically underserved population of Utuado, Puerto Rico, in 2019. Her areas of scholarship interest include social determinants of health, health disparities, cultural competence, ethics, and sickle cell disease.

Nonyel is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.


About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy aims to solve the most pressing health care problems and strives to ensure that each patient receives the safest, most effective treatments. Our discoveries seed the development of novel therapies, and our researchers consistently lead the nation in NIH funding. The School’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, with its unique emphasis on scientific thinking, prepares students to be critical thinkers and leaders in their field.