Dr. Obiora is a professional Public health nurse-academic with a passion for making significant contributions to the growth of the nursing profession and in solving global health needs, through excellence in teaching, research, and community service. In addition to teaching, supervising and mentoring students, she has published and presented peer-reviewed scientific papers locally and internationally on public health/maternal and child health issues. She uses quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods in her research inquiry.

Oluchukwu believes in teamwork with integrity and in rendering services to humanity without bias or prejudice. She has won several awards and grants such as the WHO-TDR travel grant, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Leadership Grant, TETFUND scholarship, Faculty Research Grant, and the University of the Witwatersrand's Ph.D. Postgraduate Merit Award. She currently holds the prestigious Hillel Friedland Postdoctoral Fellowship. She is also a member of relevant professional organizations within and outside Nigeria.
Undergraduate Qualifications
B.N.Sc.
Postgraduate Qualifications
M.Sc. (Maternal and Child Health Nursing), PhD
Professional Qualifications
RPHN, RM, RN
Books Published
• Obiora, O. L., Ezenduka. P., Ndie, E. C., Umeonwuka, C. I. & Umeonwuka, O. J. (2019) Newborn cord care practices among parturient women in a rural contemporary Nigerian society. International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences. https://doi.org/10.32827/ijphcs.6.3.x

Obiora, O. L., Ezenduka. P. & Umeonwuka C. I. (2019). Infant feeding practices among parturient women in rural communities of Anambra State, NigeriaInternational Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. DOI: 10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20193432

Maduagwu SM, Midai S, Umeonwuka CI, Mohammed I, Oluchukwu O, et al. (2019) Lower Limb Amputation at a Tertiary Hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria: A 10 Year Retrospective Survey. J Nov Physiother 9: 414

Publications
• Obiora, O. L., Ezenduka. P. & Umeonwuka C. I. (2019). Infant feeding practices among parturient women in rural communities of Anambra State, NigeriaInternational Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. DOI: 10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20193432

• Maduagwu SM, Midai S, Umeonwuka CI, Mohammed I, Obiora, O. et al. (2019) Lower Limb Amputation at a Tertiary Hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria: A 10 Year Retrospective Survey. J Nov Physiother 9: 414

• Obiora, O. L., Ezenduka. P., Ndie, E. C., Umeonwuka, C. I. & Umeonwuka, O. J. (2019) Newborn cord care practices among parturient women in a rural contemporary Nigerian society. International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences. https://doi.org/10.32827/ijphcs.6.3.x

• Okoye, E. C., Obi, G. C., Christopher, O. A., Umunnah, O. J., Nwankwo, M. J., Obiora, O. L. (2016). Community integration of people living with epilepsy in a Nigerian Population. Epilepsy Research 128 (2016) 21–26. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2016.10.001

• Egbuniwe, M. C., Egboka, O. L. &Nwankwo, U. C. (2016). Health seeking behavior amongst pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in Primary Health Care Centres in Rural Communities of Nnewi North, L.G.A. Anambra State, Nigeria. Journal of Research in Nursing and Midwifery Vol.5 (1) pp.001- 010. http:/dx.doi.org/10.14303//JRNM.2015.128.

• Nwankwo, C. U., Okafor, J. O, Makachi, M. C., Anieche, J. E., Cheiejina, E. N.& Egboka, O. L. (2016). Effect of maternal health education on the health knowledge of pregnant mothers attending antenatal clinics in Anambra State, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science. Vol. 5(1). Ver, VII. Pp56-63. www.iosrjornals.org.

• Okeke, J. E., Ilo, C. I., Egboka, O. L., Okafor, C. N., Nwankwo, C. U., Anieche, J. E. Umunna, J. O. (2014). Knowledge and practice of daily exercises for the prevention and control of heart diseases among Nurses in Anambra State. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science. Vol. 3(4). Ver, VII. Pp01-04. www.iosrjornals.org.

• Egboka, O. L. (2015). Diabetes Mellitus. Nurses’ HallMark. VOl 1 (2). Pp 28-38.

• Egboka, O. L., Ilo, I. C., Ezenduka, P. O., Nwankwo, C. U., Agbapuonwu, N. & Okafor C. N. (2013). A study on the prevalence of burn injuries among patients admitted in National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria, from January 2008 to December 2009. Education and Science Journal for Policy Review and Curriculum Development. Vol 3(3). Pp1-8.