Chinwe Ogedegbe M.D., MPH, FACEP, board-certified emergency medicine physician, and epidemiologist. Section Chief for Research in the Emergency and Trauma Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Director of the NARAP- HUMC pipeline program.
Her work includes medical education research and focuses on the impact of evidence-based strategies to improve outcomes of diverse patients presenting to the Emergency Department, Smoking cessation programs, palliative care studies, as well as Grant funded/ public health initiatives that aim to decrease the stigma underlying blood-borne viral testing such as HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C, and integrate into routine care.
Chinwe Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, FACEP is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Nutley, NJ; Associate Member of the Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), Associate Member of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) and Associate Member of the John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC); is Section Chief for Research in the Emergency and Trauma Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, where she oversees all research activities within the Emergency Medicine Department. The programmatic focus of her research is to develop and evaluate the impact of evidence –based strategies to improve outcomes of patients presenting to the Emergency Department. Dr. Ogedegbe is committed to building an ED-based primary prevention program, deterring cancer & chronic diseases very early, and engaging underserved patients from resource-poor communities with appropriate services, CBOs and FBOs. Consequently, she is intricately involved in Community Outreach and Engagement within HMH network, covering Bergen, Hudson, Passaic and Essex counties of New Jersey. Some of her work with the community includes hosting and running a Community Advisory Council, that meets quarterly, as well as training several of our community partners in our various health improvement initiatives, and running one of 11 state funded Tobacco Quit centers covering 2 New Jersey counties.
Dr. Ogedegbe is highly committed to training the next generation of physicians in health services research methods with a focus on emergency medicine care; also has served as primary mentor to over 15 residents, 30 medical students, and 25 Research Associates. Dr. Ogedegbe is the founding director of the HackensackUMC affiliate of the National Alliance of Research Associates Program (NARAP); one of 17 such programs in the country, a pipeline program for college and high school students. She has published over 75 manuscripts and abstracts in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She is a member of several scientific societies including the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).