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Dr. Leslie Nwoke is a resident psychiatrist who provides writing, public speaking and consulting services focused on mental health & wellness, social justice & gender-related trauma issues in international  populations. Dr. Nwoke provides services to individuals as well as community-based and public sector organizations, churches and companies. Areas of expertise include:

  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Human Trafficking within the African Diaspsora
  • International Gender-Related Trauma Issues
  • Youth Health & Wellness (Primary Care, Sexual Health, Self-Esteem, Bullying Prevention)
  • Faith-Based Engagement
  • Nonprofit Development
  • Youth Advocacy and Diaspora Engagement

Dr. Nwoke has over 8 years of experience in social justice & health advocacy. She is currently completing a psychiatry residency at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

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Selected Speeches & Writings:

Cultural Gaps in Womens’ Healthcare“- Ethiopian Community Development Council Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

Women’s Health Workshop for Trafficking Survivors in Rehabilitation” – AGAR Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Sex Trafficking, Advocacy, & Social Media“- SocMed Gulu, Uganda

Adolescent Health: Primary Care & Gynecology“– Ruby Project Retreat  Santa Barbara, CA & Fullerton, CA

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Professional Bio:

Dr. Leslie Oluchi Nwoke is a psychiatry resident (M.D.) at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She received her received her M.D. from Ross University School of Medicine, her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in global health promotion from George Washington University, and her B.S. in biology from Spelman College. She is cofounder of The Ruby Project (www.ruby-project.org), which supports girls 13-21yo with histories of abuse and trauma through their annual weekend retreats and social media.  She recently presented on cultural gaps in women’s healthcare at the Ethiopian Community Development Council Annual Conference. Due to her work, she has been honored as one of “Top 14 Women Making a Difference” for Omo Naija Magazine, and recently recognized as “The Woman of the Week” in The Sun News, one of the largest newspapers in Lagos, Nigeria.For over 10 years, her community health efforts and research have been far-reaching, including working with AGAR, (Addis Ababa Ethiopia) and TAMPEP (Turin Italy) on health education and rehabilitation efforts for sex trafficking survivors. She and her husband later started, Making Noise, a non-profit that encouraged social responsibility of Africans regarding social justice issues facing the African diaspora. She was later among 15 U.S medical students selected to participate in a social medicine program in Gulu Uganda, sponsored by a team from Brigham & Womens Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. While at GWU, she was on a team solicited by the Austrian Ministry of Health to create a tobacco cessation program for the city of Vienna. She also was the “voice” for an anti-tobacco documentary marketed in Nigeria. In 2004, Leslie was crowned as the inaugural Miss Nigeria in America with a platform on women’s’ health.Her motivation for her work comes from her belief in Proverbs 31:8- “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” You can catch up with Leslie on Twitter and Instagram (@DivaDocSpeaks) where she shares about balancing family life, a budding career as a psychiatrist, faith, and philanthropy.

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To book Dr. Nwoke for speaking engagements, consulting services, or media events, please email bookings@divadocspeaks.com for more information. You can also book her through Gig Salad: http://www.gigsalad.com/divadoc_dr_leslie_nwoke_atlanta

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