Chiamaka Nwankiti

Assistant Professor


I received my MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) from the University of Nigeria and have a background in Family Medicine. I completed my MPH in Maternal and Child Health, Psychiatry residency, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship, here at the University of Minnesota.

I am a Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who is committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered, and culturally competent care for children and adolescents with various mental health challenges such as Depressive disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorders, Anxiety disorders, Trauma, and Stressor - related disorders within various levels of care.

I  am an Assistant Professor within the department and have clinical and research interests in psychopharmacology, cultural psychiatry, and global mental health (awareness, disparities, and care delivery).  I am also the co-founder of both the UMP Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Bridging Clinic and the UMP Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Clinic.


  • Depressive disorders
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma
  • Stress-related disorders

Administrative Assistant

(for academic support only)
Teneshia Collins


MPH, University of Minnesota- School of Public Health
Major: Maternal and Child Health
MBBS, University of Nigeria
Major: Family Medicine

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship,
University of Minnesota, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry Residency,
University of Minnesota, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Licensures and Certifications

Basic Life Support (BLS)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice

Honors and Recognition

Mentorship Award- Clinical and Patient Advocacy
Best Academic Student
Leadership Award-Community/Preventive Medicine
Most Outstanding Student for Academic Excellence and Humanism

Professional Memberships

Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture
American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
National Alliance of Mental Illness
American Public Health Association
Nigerian Medical Association
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Donoghue, A., Nwankiti, C. P., Triana, J. C "Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Bootcamp 2.0 – A clinical orientation for new fellows", 7th Annual Resident and Fellow Quality Forum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 28, 2019.
Nwankiti, C. P., Gandhi, R. N., Anjum, A. "Barriers to care and role of cultural competence in delivering care to diverse ethnic minorities", MACMH’s 23rd Annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, Duluth, Minnesota, April 23, 2019.
Donoghue, A., Merriman, L., Nwankiti, C. P. "Bridging the gap between Psychiatry and Psychology trainees in a University Psychiatry Clinic", UMN 2018 Best Practices Day, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 05, 2018.
Nwankiti, C. P. "Cultural competency in psychiatry", Grand Rounds at VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 11, 2016.
Nwankiti, C. P. "The impact of culture on psychiatry", Combined Conference, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 01, 2015.



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