Meet Dr. Eseosa Ighodaro, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist (PGY-2), neuroscientist, and health advocate at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and the May featured Science Sista of the Month! Dr. Eseosa Ighodaro, M.D., Ph.D., is a native of Kentucky, where she graduated with honors and summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology and minors in chemistry and French from the University of Kentucky. After graduation, she matriculated into the combined MD/Ph.D. program at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where she was the 1st African American female to complete the MD/Ph.D. program. During her training, she has published numerous articles on dementia, cerebrovascular disease, and health inequalities within the African American community. Additionally, she has received several awards for her activism work on campus and within the community.
Her current research interests focus on understanding the role of racism in neurological disorders. She also creates educational material discussing racial inequalities in medicine.