Ngozi D. Mbue, Ph.D., APRN, ANP-C

Assistant Professor


Ngozi D. Mbue, Ph.D., APRN, ANP-C

HOU 7406


Dr. Mbue earned her PhD from the University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing in Houston, Texas. Dr. Mbue is an assistant professor at the Texas Woman's University in Houston, Texas. She has previously worked as a nurse practitioner in Internal and Family Medicine Clinics, mostly with the Department of Defense beneficiaries. She completed a two-year fellowship in Health Services Research and Development at the Health Sciences Research and Development Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety (IQUEST) at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center/Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas. She also completed a one year National Institute of Health's (NIH) Congruent Mentorship to Reach Academic Diversity in Neuroscience Research (COMRADE) post-doctoral program at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Mbue is a member of NIH's Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program. Dr. Mbue has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented in scientific conferences among others. Dr. Mbue's research interests are in diabetes and chronic foot pain with emphasis on self-management behaviors and the use of technology. Her overall research goal is to identify effective self-management strategies involving technology to reduce complicatons from chronic diseases mostly in diabetes and chronic foot pain.


Ph.D., Nursing Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
M.S.N., Nursing Sciences, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
B.S.N., BSN, Towson University, Towson, Maryland

Research Interests

Self-Management Behaviors, Health and Behavioral Research in Diabetes and Chronic Foot Pain, Use of Mobile Health (mHealth) Technologies; Wearable Devices

Latest Articles

A Qualitative Study to Understand Multimorbidity and Polypharmacy through Engaging an Underserved Minority Elderly Group
Journal of American Clinical Pharmacy (2021)
Ivy D Poon, Ngozi D. Mbue

Building community-engaged multidisciplinary partnerships to improve medication management in elderly patients with multiple chronic conditions.
Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews (2021)
Ivy O. Poon, Ngozi D. Mbue

Spatial Gait Adaptations While walking on Different Surfaces in Latino-Hispanic Adults with Controlled Type II Diabetes,
Journal of Human Sport and Exercise (2020)
Martin G. Rosario, Ngozi D. Mbue, Aleena Jose

A Nurse Dyad Model for Collaborative Action Planning and Goal Attainment to Support Patient Self-Management of Stroke Risk Factors
Stroke (2018)
B. Kimmel, N D Mbue

Feasibility and Effectiveness of an Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Treatment to Address Psychological Distress in a Stroke Self-Management Program
Clinical Case Studies (2018)
G Evans, A Johnson, Ngozi D. Mbue, B Kimmel, J Anderson

Management of Lipids in Patients with Diabetes
Nursing Clinics of North America (2017)
Ngozi D. Mbue, J E Mbue, J Anderson

A Multiple Behavior Self-Monitoring Intervention for African American Veterans with type 2 Diabetes: A Feasibility Implementation Study
National Black Nurses Association. Journal (2017)
Ngozi D. Mbue, J Wang, S Cron, J Anderson

Externally Funded Projects

I-Corps National Program
GOV-National Science Foundation (NSF) | $50,000.00 | 2020
Role: Principal Investigator

Point of Care Health Literacy and Activation Information to Improve Diabetes Care Year 4 of 4
VA Health Services Research and Development, funded as one of four projects in the PACT CREATE (Collaborative Research to Enhance and Advance Transformation and Excellence) | 2018
Role: Evaluator

Feasibility of Video Teleconference Self-Management to Prevent Stroke (V-STOP II) for Rural and Underserved Texas Residents Year 2 of 2
Texas Department of State Health Services | $300,000.00 | 2018
Role: Principal Investigator

Building Community-engaged Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Improve Medication Management in Elderly Patients with Multiple Chronic Illnesses
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) | 2018
Role: Collaborator

Internally Funded Projects

Research Start-up Funding
Texas Woman's University | $5,000.00 | 2018
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  • NIDDK, Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Society for Nursing, Beta Beta Houston Chapter
  • Southern Nursing Research Society