Victoria Anwuri

Victoria Anwuri, MPH

Associate Director
Institute for Public Health
Washington University in St. Louis

Victoria V. Anwuri, MPH is Associate Director of the Institute for Public Health, a university-wide endeavor aligned with the university’s strategic priority of advancing human health. She reports to Dr. William G. Powderly, Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health. The Institute for Public Health is charged with harnessing the strengths of Washington University in St. Louis to address the complex health issues and health disparities facing the St. Louis region and the world, working across disciplines with faculty, staff, and students, and engaging community partners. In her role, Ms. Anwuri is responsible for advancing the strategic plan and programs of the Institute working closely with the Institute’s overarching leadership and the leaders of its six centers and flagship initiatives. She oversees all programmatic, administrative and operational activities.

Ms. Anwuri has extensive experience in public health programming and research, as well as significant experience in administration and management. Prior to joining the Institute, Ms. Anwuri was a staff member in the school of medicine at Washington University for about nine years holding multiple positions in which she managed and coordinated program operations for multiple large-scale, nationally-funded health initiatives focused on a variety of chronic disease topics and the social determinants of health. She was an active contributing member to grant writing teams, led evaluation planning and metric tracking, coordinated with local and national stakeholders, wrote reports for funders and other interested parties, and led several strategic operations to advance the work.

Prior to joining Washington University in 2004, Ms. Anwuri worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga. as a public health fellow where she conducted research on policy, environmental, and systems-level interventions that promote health.

Ms. Anwuri holds a master’s degree in public health from the Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice (formerly Saint Louis University School of Public Health) where she received a competitive scholarship, matriculated through an advanced traineeship program, and was inducted into Delta Omega, the Honorary Public Health Society. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College where she studied psychology.