Miriam O. Ezenwa, PhD, RN
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
Sickle Cell Scholar & MayDay Fellow
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802), Room 636
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Ezenwa is an expert on health disparities in pain treatment. She is currently conducting a study to examine the influence of perceived unfairness on pain control in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Such knowledge could lead to better pain treatment for patients with SCD, most of whom are people of African descent.
Current Research Projects:
Basic and Translation Research Program, NIH/National Heart Lung & Blood Institute (Scholar)
CHOICES: Tailored Education for Informed Reproductive Decisions by People with Sickle Cell Disease or Sickle Cell Trait (Scholar)
Teaching / Learning
Ezenwa has lectured on racial disparities in pain management.
Service / Practice
Ezenwa has been an invited lecturer on health disparities in pain treatment. She is a member of several regional, national and international professional organizations, such as the Midwestern Nursing Society, the American Pain Society, National Black Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Ezenwa is proactive about health and well-being achieved through the use of supplements, healthy diet, exercise, massage, cleanliness, and laughter. She enjoys the company of her loyal family and friends. Dr. Ezenwa likes to read books about positive energy and the law of attraction.