Dr Ngozi Erondu

Associate Fellow, Global Health Programme


Ngozi Erondu PhD, MPH is trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist and is a health system policy and global health governance expert.

Her work focuses on strengthening global health security by examining national and international policies that facilitate disease reduction and improve health systems for health emergency preparedness. She is also a scholar activist who champions equity in global health research.

Dr Erondu has provided technical support to the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health England, the Nigeria CDC, the US CDC, and other governments across sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and southeast Asia.

Her technical support is aimed at international health regulation capabilities and institutional capacity to prevent, detect, and control infectious diseases such as COVID-19, Ebola, meningitis, malaria, HIV and poliomyelitis.

Dr Erondu is a senior scholar with at the Georgetown Law Centre O’Neill Institute and was a former assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she taught disease outbreak response and epidemiology.

Dr Erondu has founded multiple social enterprises, including Project Zambezi, a novel tech-enabled logistics approach to improve access to essential medicines throughout sub-Sahara Africa.

She is a trustee at the Imperial Health Charity and is a fellow with both the Aspen Institute and the John Hopkins University Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Programme. And Technical Director of the Global Institute for Disease Elimination.

Past experience

2021 - present Senior Scholar, Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative, O’Neil Institute, Georgetown University
2019-21 Chief Executive Officer, Castlepines Medical Supply Foundation
2018-19 Senior Public Health Advisor and Interim Country Lead for Sierra Leone, Public Health England
2016-18 Assistant Professor in Health Information, Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2016 Field Epidemiologist, Guinea Ebola Response Team, US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
2012-15 Senior Epidemiologist, Public Health Practice, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
2013-14 Research Fellow/Co-investigator,Evaluation of Chad meningococcal meningitis surveillance system, Department of Global Health and Development, LSHTM, London
2012-14 Technical Advisor, Development of International Health Regulations Costing Tool, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva
2011 Field Epidemiologist, STOP Team 36, Stop the Transmission of Polio Initiative, WHO-Kenya, Nairobi
2008-11 CDC Research Fellow, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California
2009 Project Coordinator/Evaluation Lead for Improving Disease surveillance during the Hajj Global Public Health Informatics Program, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia
2008 Policy Analyst, National Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia