Dr. Ngozi Ezike Biography
Ngozi Ezike is the current director of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Ezike is a board board-certified internist and pediatrician who comes to IDPH from the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), where she served for more than 15 years.
She also was a medical director at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. Prior to joining CCDPH, Dr. Ezike served as Austin Health Center medical director where she actively engaged with the community on a variety of health initiatives. She also has delivered inpatient care at Stroger Hospital and primary and preventive care in community and school-based clinics.
Her initial work with the HANDLS study was to identify the challenges affecting the recruitment and retention of vulnerable nontraditional research participants. She facilitated the implementation of various strategies to ameliorate the challenges identified and improved the number recruited into the study.
Her work has been central to phenotype identification that provides the basis for laboratory-based investigations of key areas in health disparities research including the association between oxidative DNA damage and C-reactive protein in women at risk for cardiovascular disease the role of BDNF in C-Reactive Protein-induced inflammation in women.
Prior to her appointment by Governor J.B. Pritzker she served as a medical director for the Austin Health Center. at the Austin Health Center, she actively engaged with the community through health initiatives involving diabetes, breastfeeding And Obesity.
Ngozi Ezike Age
Details regarding Ezike’s age are still under investigation we will update when accurate information is available.
Ngozi Ezike Height
She stands at a fair height and has a fair body weight to match her height.
Ngozi Ezike Education
For her education, Dr. Ezike graduated with honors from Harvard College with a concentration in chemistry. Her medical degree is from the University of California at San Diego.
She completed her internship and residency at Rush Medical Center where she is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. She also earned a management certificate from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Ngozi Ezike Husband|Married
Details regarding Dr. Ezike’s persona life are still under investigation it is not known if she is married or in a relationship.
Ngozi Ezike Illinois Department Of Health
Ezike is a board-certified internist and pediatrician who joined the Illinois Department of Public Health from Cook County Health where she had served for more than 15 years promoting the organization’s mission of delivering integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.
She has delivered inpatient care at Stroger Hospital as well as primary and preventive care in the community and school-based clinics. As Medical Director for the Austin Health Center, located on the West-side of Chicago, she engaged with the community through health initiatives involving obesity, diabetes, and breastfeeding.
In her last role with Cook County Health, she served as Medical Director at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, the largest single-site juvenile detention facility in the country.
Ngozi Ezike Career
She was instrumental in creating and implementing the facility’s health policies as the first step of many for coming out of federal receivership and achieving national accreditation for the detention center. As part of Healthy JTDC 2020, she partnered with profit and non-profit organizations to sponsor the center’s first running program which culminated in a 3K/5K run event for the detained youth.
Dr. Ezike is a national policy advisor on juvenile correctional health topics and has presented at numerous local and national conferences for medical professionals and youth audiences alike.
Ngozi Ezike Salary
Dr. Ngozi O Ezike earns a basic salary of $204,227..
Ngozi Ezike CoronaVirus
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported the death of an infant younger than one year in Chicago who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“There has never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an infant. A full investigation is underway to determine the cause of death,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “We must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. If not to protect ourselves, but to protect those around us.”
Older adults are at higher risk of severe illness, and more than 85% of deaths in Illinois are among individuals 60 years of age and older. However, people of all ages are suffering severe illness.