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Brittany Nwachuku

Brittany Nwachuku

Dr. Brittany Nwachuku, EdD, LCSW, LISW-S is an Assistant Professor in the online Master of Social Work program at Alliant International University. Dr. Nwachuku received her Doctor of Education degree from the University of Pittsburgh and Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Louisville’s Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work. She has numerous years of experience in medical and mental health settings. Dr. Nwachuku’s clinical experience of working with diverse populations includes, juvenile probation, foster care youth, school social work, private practice, and oncology healthcare settings. In addition, she has provided clinical and administrative supervision to social work students, interns, and professionals, while facilitating a wide range of cancer support groups, educational lectures, and professional development to staff on best practices for diverse and underserved patient populations. Dr. Brittany Nwachuku is a Board-Certified Oncology Social Worker (OSW-C) and Qualified Administrator (QA) of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Presently, Dr. Nwachuku serves as a member of the Ethics Committee for the National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter (NASW-OH) and CSWE’s Council on the Role and Status of Women (CORSW) executive committee. Her research specialties include equity and inclusion, psychosocial oncology care, grief and bereavement, and women's health disparities.

Professional Interests
  • Medical social work 
  • Oncology/ psychosocial oncology care
  • Women’s equity and maternal health 
  • Science of Social Work
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field
  • Nwachuku, B. (2023). "Practical approaches to gratitude practice." AOSW Connections, 3(1).
  • Nwachuku, B., Strayer, S., Wilson, F., Davis, B., & Talley, V. (2023, Feburary 27). Restorative practices and healing for race-based stress and trauma. Alliant International University Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.  
  • Nwachuku, B. (2023). Introduction to clinical social work in oncology. CE workshop for, LLC.
  • Nwachuku, B. (2023). Oncology social work: A specialized practice area. CE podcast workshop for, LLC.