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Izuchukwu Frank OBI, MBBS, MPH, FWACP, is a Public Health Physician and advanced Field Epidemiology graduate of the Nigeria-FETP (EIS model) with over 10 years’ experience in public health practice, research and disease control. He has strong competencies in the planning and implementation of clinical and community-based research, advanced epidemiologic methods, grants management, economic evaluation, training coordination and multiple stakeholder engagement. He received his medical training from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), MPH (Field Epidemiology) degree form Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, postgraduate residency and fellowship in Preventive Medicine / Community Health from the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital. He is the Assistant Director of Clinical Research at the Center for Translation and Implementation Research (CTAIR) UNN where he provides technical and strategic direction to the research project team and ensures that all research grants are implemented per protocol. His research interest is on infectious diseases including Malaria and HIV prevention and treatment, use of digital health to improve access to health interventions and epidemiology of birth defects. He has over ten publications in peer reviewed journals and reviews manuscripts for Malaria Journal, BMC. He has served as PI in two peer-reviewed funded grants: a US CDC/ TEPHINET mentored NCD Small Grant on the occurrence of external structural birth defects in Enugu State and African Research League grant for a three-arm randomised controlled trial on the effect of SMS and sticker reminders on timely immunisation uptake among infants of clinic attendees in Enugu metropolis.