Chidinma Wilson is a junior at Oakwood University where she is perusing a BS in Biomedical Sciences and Spanish. She plans to obtain an MD/MPH to become an emergency physician and health disparities researcher. Chidinma hopes to dedicate her career to reducing disparities in healthcare access and patient treatment and compliance.
Throughout the SUMR experience, Chidinma worked on two projects with enriching mentors. Partnered with Dr. Stephanie Creary, Chidinma conducted a research study entitled “Understanding Professional Jurisdiction Over Unclaimed Tasks in US Hospital Emergency Departments”. The study aimed to answer questions about delivering proper customer service and health care to patient populations common to the emergency department. Under the guidance of Dr. Margo Brooks-Carthon and Dr. Heather Brom, Chidinma investigated racial disparities in patient readmission and its connection to incomplete nursing care services.
Chidinma is the Vice President of Oakwood Biomedical Association, an organization that focuses on providing students with the resources and knowledge to prepare them for careers in medicine or research. Additionally, she is an active partner with the Service Learning Collaborative STEM Development Project with Oakwood Adventist Academy, in which she assists Spanish-speaking elementary students with language acquisition and STEM subjects. During her free time, Chidinma enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.