Associate Medical Director and Epidemiology Program Director, Wake County, N.C.
Dr. Nicole Mushonga is Wake County Government’s Associate Medical Director and Epidemiology Program Director. She has been on the frontlines of preventing COVID-19 spread, leading testing and vaccine for the largest county in the state. A graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Mushonga was a postdoctoral fellow for addictions and health disparities at the University of Houston in Texas. She is an experienced leader helping lead the Wake County Public Health team as they fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Before joining Wake County Human Services, Dr. Mushonga was an epidemiologist for the Kern County Public Health Services Department in Bakersfield, California where she led their Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis programs during the height of a statewide and national outbreak. Dr. Mushonga is committed to public health and positively impacting lives in the communities she serves. Dr. Mushonga has a bachelors degree in psychology with a focus in behavioral neuroscience from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and a masters degree in biomedical science from Barry University.