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

Assistant Professor


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



Dr. Mbue earned her PhD from the University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing in Houston, Texas. Dr. Mbue is currently 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 Congruent Mentorship to Reach Academic Diversity in Neuroscience Research (COMRADE) post-doctoral program at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Mbue has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented in scientific conferences among others. Dr. Mbue's research interests are in diabetes, depression, cognitive impairment and self-management behaviors. Her overall research goal is to identify effective preventative strategies involving technology to reduce diabetes complications and improve quality of life of those with diabetes and at risk for diabetic foot ulcers.


Ph.D., Nursing Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, 2013
M.S.N., Nursing Sciences, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, 2002
B.S.N., BSN, Towson University, Towson, Maryland, 1997

Research Interests

Adult Health Competencies; Self-Management Behaviors, Health and Behavioral research in Diabetes, Depression and Stroke; Use of Mobile Health (mHealth) Technologies; Wearable Devices

Latest Articles

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 | 2019
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

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing, Zeta Pi Chapter