Nina Mezu-Nwaba, PharmD, MPH, M.Sc. CAPT USPHS

Dr. Nina Mezu-Nwaba is the President of Pikesville Rotary Club and has been a member since 2013.

Professionally, she is a Captain in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and a Senior Compliance Officer in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at the Food and Drug Administration.

She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, a Masters in Biomedical Science from Georgetown University, and a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Mezu-Nwaba has over 20 years of clinical, retail, and regulatory experience. She has represented the FDA in Berlin, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. as a Liaison for International Standards committees; and was recently appointed as the CDRH Representative for the FDA Captain’s Advisory Council.

As a member of the USPHS, she has responded to numerous domestic and international crises, including Ebola, hurricanes, and post terror (9/11) attack. In addition to her USPHS deployments, CAPT Mezu-Nwaba is an avid participant in many community health outreach initiatives, as well as international and domestic humanitarian non-governmental organization missions.

She seeks to bridge gaps in health-disparities, both globally and locally. She has a keen interest in reducing opioid dependence in her community, leading her to join the USPHS American Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Committee (ADAPT) Opioid Prevention Team and other teams of similar interest such as Carroll County’s Opioid Prevention Team.

Dr. Mezu-Nwaba is a passionate health educator, and has presented both locally and internationally on topics of public health interest. As an avid mentor of young professionals, she is well aware of the need to empower and educate the next crop of health profession leaders and is excited to continue this venture as President of the Pikesville Rotary Club.

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