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 Dr. Uchey Dijeh has a background in Environmental Sciences with years of experience in oil and gas sector. After relocating to United States in 2013, she went on to pursue her passion in public health. As a public health scholar practitioner and a positive social change advocate, Dr. Dijeh's areas of focus includes health disparities, community health improvement, health research and policy, global health with focus on Non-Communicable Diseases prevalence, treatment and management in communities at risk.


As an African immigrant, Dr. Dijeh drew on her experience with health barriers including health literacy and utilization challenges she faced. Noting the lack of information and limited access to resources, she founded Community Wellbeing San Diego in 2019, as a free online public health information and community resources hub, to bridge the gaps in health literacy gaps and highlighting importance of addressing health disparities in underserved and communities at risk.

When she was a doctoral candidate, Dr. Dijeh developed operational protocol that transformed an assignment to rural community health and economic integration program, 8000 miles away in Nigeria. This program has served over 20,000 community members in rural villages in Nigeria with free access to healthcare services, economic development opportunities and supportive services at no cost to the communities served. 

In 2019, Dr. Dijeh received the County of San Diego Volunteer of the Year (Central Region). Her doctoral study is the first quantitative research exploring prevalence of severe obesity in African Immigrants in San Diego County. She has published and co-authored several research studies.

Dr. Dijeh believes that small meaningful steps contribute to positive changes to make a difference towards the greater good.

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