United Medical Center
Dr. Nnemdi Kamanu Elias obtained her medical degree from Yale University, completed residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at the University of California, San Francisco and obtained a Masters in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. At the time of this fellowship, she was Senior Medical Director of the HIV/AIDS clinic and founder of the Office for Community Health and Engagement at United Medical Center (UMC). She joined UMC after serving as Chief Medical Officer at the Washington DC Department of Health's HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration. (HAHSTA).
Prior to joining DC government, she was a senior staff member at the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership in the Netherlands, an organization created by the European Commission to support the development of clinical interventions for poverty-related diseases in Africa and to build the capacity of developing country scientists. Under PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) as Chief of the HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global AIDS Program in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Dr. Elias oversaw the implementation of United States Government supported HIV care and treatment services. Before that she was at PEPFAR headquarters, within the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in the Department of State as a Technical Advisor.
Dr. Elias’ most recent efforts have focused on changing ""the Zipcode Paradigm"" - where one's zipcode affects one's health more than their genetic code. She is on the Executive Committee for the DC Medicaid Advisory Board, is a cofounder of the Ward 8 Health Council Mental Health Sub-Committee and sits on several committees and non-profit boards.