Changemakers in Family Planning: Ifeyinwa Asiodu
Awarded 2020
Changemakers in Family Planning
Ifeyinwa Asiodu, PhD, MS, RN
University of California, San Francisco

Ifeyinwa Asiodu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. She received a BSN from the University of Southern California,her MS and PhD from UCSF School of Nursing, and completed postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois, at Chicago.

The long-term goal of her program of research is to reduce infant feeding disparities and increase access to high quality breastfeeding care, lactation support, and equitable contraception services for Black women. Her objective is to advance knowledge regarding Black women’s experiences with contraception during the perinatal period and to better understand their impact on breastfeeding practices.

She has over 17 years of nursing experience, with a clinical background in public health, lactation, maternal and child health, and critical care. Her long-term passion has always been to impact social and structural determinants of health disparities during the reproductive life course among Black women. She is actively engaged in local, state, and national breastfeeding, reproductive health, and maternal and child health organizations geared toward achieving birth and breastfeeding equity. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for HealthConnect One and is the immediate past Board Chair of the California Breastfeeding Coalition.