Dr. Nadia Sam-Agudu is a clinician-scientist and implementation researcher with expertise in pediatric infectious diseases. She is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine in the USA. However, the majority of her time is spent in Nigeria, where she serves as the Senior Technical Advisor for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) as well as Research Faculty at IHVN’s International Research Center of Excellence.
Dr. Sam-Agudu’s research interests are in the prevention and treatment of major infectious diseases among children and adolescents in African countries, including HIV. She has further research and advocacy interest in adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Dr. Sam-Agudu is dedicated to research capacity and skill-building, and in establishing robust, equitable and sustainable research partnerships, particularly in West and Central Africa.
Dr. Sam-Agudu is a member of the NIH Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment Implementation Science Alliance (AHISA) and of the Nigeria Implementation Science Alliance (NISA), and leads the Central and West Africa Implementation Science Alliance (CAWISA). She is also a member and co-chair of the WHO Adolescent HIV Service Delivery Technical Working Group, and member of the WHO Pediatric Antiretroviral Working Group.