Tonychris Nnaka, PhD, MPH, RN

  • 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
    Fort Worth, TX 76107

  • 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd

    76107 Fort Worth

    United States

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Research Interests

Health Disparities, Cardiovascular Disease Management, Precision Health


Area of Expertise

Dr. Nnaka's research focuses on improving health outcomes and compliance to complex self-management and preventive health behaviors among ethnic minority populations living with hypertension, heart failure, and vascular dementia through digital therapeutics (DTx). His research uniquely investigates the tailoring of digitized cardiovascular disease prevention, self-management, and treatment methods to meet the unique cultural needs and treatment preferences of ethnic minority groups. His goal is to contribute towards bridging racial and ethnic disparity gaps in cardiovascular disease health outcomes through an intentional health equity intervention design and implementation.



Community-Based Participatory Research, Digitized Intervention Method,  mHealth

Education/Academic qualification

Research Fellow, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) T-32 Science of Co-Occurring Disorders, Dartmouth College

PhD, Philosophy in Nursing Science, The University of Texas at Austin

MPH, Epidemiology and Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health

BSN, Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington


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