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Mary K Awuonda

Associate Professor

  • Clinical & Administrative Pharmacy Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy


Dr. Mary Awuonda (formerly Dr. Mary K. Maneno) is an associate professor at the Howard University College of Pharmacy. She graduated from Howard University graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences with an emphasis in pharmacoepidemiology and health services research. Dr. Awuonda has expertise in secondary data analysis of national survey data and large health care datasets.Her areas of interest include pharmacoepidemiology, health services research, patient reported outcomes research as it relates to minority, women's health, adherence and drug safety issues. She also has a particular interest in global pharmacovigilance. Presently she is affiliated with center for minority health services research at Howard University Dr. Awuonda is also a passionate about  STEM and healthcare workforce diversitifcation. In this capacity she serves as the Codirector of pipeline programs where she co-directs  the Center of Excellence (COE) and the Howard University National Workforce Diversity Program at the College. Through her work she has developed expertise in developing and evaluating  academic enrichment and  faculty student research programs at the College. As an advocate for research mentorship in the COE, Dr, Awuonda has mentored and co-mentored  several pharmacy students, graduate students, pharmacy residents, pharmacy fellows and medical fellows. 

Education & Expertise


Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

Howard University


Co-director of Center of Excellence and National Workforce Diversity Programs

STEM and Healthcare workforce diversitifacation programming and evaluation