Dr. Nadia A. Sam-Agudu is a pediatrician working for the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA, where she is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Immunology and Infectious Diseases. She is stationed full-time in Nigeria, where she serves as the Senior Technical Advisor for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria in Abuja.
Dr. Sam-Agudu graduated from the Mayo Clinic Medical School in 2002, and thereafter completed her training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Minnesota, USA. Her career focuses on the control and elimination of infectious diseases of public health importance among African children, specifically HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria.
Dr. Sam-Agudu has research experience in Ghana, Uganda and particularly in Nigeria, where she has provided technical and policy-making support for HIV programs since 2010. Her research interest is in using implementation science methods to generate evidence for sustainable HIV prevention and control among children and adolescents. To this end, she has to date served as Principal Investigator, Project Director or Mentor for projects supported by the World Health Organization, the US National Institutes of Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the International AIDS Society.