Martha Ndung'u, PharmD
Dr. Ndung’u is originally from Kenya and a love for helping others and science led her to pursue a career in pharmacy. She is especially passionate about public health and closing health disparity gaps in under-served communities.
She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy with an emphasis in global health from the University of Pittsburgh. While getting her doctorate, she also completed a public health fellowship focusing on providing health education at the Allegheny County Jail. She then completed a PGY-1 primary care residency at Touro University in partnership with the FQHC Lifelong Medical Care.
Her research ranges from global health, looking at the Namibian health care system and the self-care approach of patients with diabetes in Honduras, to local, assessing public healthcare perceptions among sub-Saharan African immigrants and medication access in minority populations in the United States. During the pandemic, she also did scholarly work in the scholarship of teaching and learning earning her the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ New Practitioner Achievement Award.
Dr. Ndung’u is currently an assistant professor of global health and health equity for the Grace Lamsam Program for the Underserved in the Department of Pharmacy & Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She co-directs the Global Health Area of Concentration and co-directs pharmacy operations at the Birmingham Free Clinic where she also helps coordinate their PGY-2 residency in global health.
Financial: Martha Ndung'u has employment relationships with University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Martha Ndung'u is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacists, and the National Pharmaceutical Association.