Didien Meyahnwi is a Research Data Analyst at Clinical Futures at CHOP.
He is currently working on antimicrobial stewardship interventions/studies. He is involved in the EMPOWER project which aims to ameliorate antibiotic prescribing to align with the most current guidelines for common pediatric infectious diseases like Acute Otitis Media (AOM) and Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). He also performs Research Coordinator functions in another study, the REVAMP study. This is a multicentric study which aims to reduce overuse of Vancomycin in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
Didien is originally a physician from Cameroonian and before joining CHOP, he spent over three years providing humanitarian medical assistance to conflict-afflicted populations of his country while serving with the humanitarian medical organization, Doctors Without Borders, aka MSF. During this time, he amassed community and hospital-based research experience working on research projects aimed at evaluating factors associated with medical conditions common in unstable settings such as infant mortality, malnutrition, malaria and enacting interventions to treat and prevent those conditions.
Didien attained his M.D degree from the University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon and completed a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also passionate about increasing access to secondary and higher education opportunities to high achieving, low-income students in Cameroon. He currently serves as a mentor in Open dreams, a HALI- affiliated not-for-profit organization, which serves to bridge the gap between talent and opportunity in Africa.