Efe Eworuke, Ph.D.


Affiliate Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Current Employment 

Senior Epidemiologist, Division of Epidemiology-II, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy
  • M.S., Pharmacology, University of Oxford, London, United Kingdom
  • Post-graduate Certificate, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, U.K.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Eworuke received her pharmacy degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria in 2005 and completed her master’s degree in Pharmacology from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom in 2008. Shortly afterwards, Dr. Eworuke joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida and completed her PhD in pharmacoepidemiology in 2013. The same year, she joined the FDA’s Division of Epidemiology, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology as an epidemiologist supporting the regulatory divisions that cover cardiovascular, renal, pulmonary and rheumatology products. Currently, Dr. Eworuke is an Epidemiologist team lead. In that position, she oversees epidemiological reviews of study protocols, observational literature, finalized study reports and provides epidemiological recommendations for regulatory decisions. Dr. Eworuke is heavily involved in the design, execution and interpretation of epidemiological studies conducted under the FDA’s Sentinel System. By collaborating with other epidemiologists, statisticians, medical officers, high quality safety evaluations are conducted under FDA’s Active Risk Identification Analysis Systems to support regulatory decisions.

Outside of the FDA, Dr. Eworuke serves as a clinical affiliate assistant professor for the University of Florida, teaching Data Analysis and Advanced Pharmacoepidemiology courses.