Dr. Eseosa Ighodaro is a native of Kentucky where she was the 1st African American female to complete the combined MD/PhD program at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. During her training, she has published over 15+ articles in the areas of hippocampal sclerosis of aging, cerebral small-vessel disease, and neurological health disparities in African Americans. In addition, she has received numerous awards for her activism work on campus and within the community. Currently, she is a neurology resident (PGY-2) and neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. After residency, she plans to matriculate into a stroke or behavioral neurology fellowship. Her research interests focus on understanding the role of racism in neurological health disparities.
In her spare time, she mentors students at various training levels interested in medicine and research. She also creates educational videos related to neuroscience for the general public. You can find her educational material on Facebook (@Dr.Ighodaro), Youtube (Dr. Eseosa Ighodaro, MD, PhD), and Twitter (@Dr_Ighodaro).