Personal Information

  • Experience :
    8+ Years
  • College/University Education :
    University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, Johns Hopkins University, USA
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Brief About Ijeoma Itanyi

Ijeoma Itanyi, MD, MPH, FWACP, is the Program Manager for the Center for Translation and Implementation Research (CTAIR), and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).

She received her medical training from the University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, MPH degree from Johns Hopkins University, USA, and residency and fellowship in Preventive Medicine/Public Health from the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital. Her researches have focused on behavioral risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among adolescents to inform early prevention interventions; understanding health systems bottlenecks to provision of quality healthcare; and the use of implementation science to deliver tailored health interventions for maternal and child health.

Her current research interests are prevention of NCDs, integration of NCD care into existing health systems in low and middle-income countries, and digital health interventions to support patient management of NCDs. Dr Itanyi has received peer-reviewed research funding as PI for tobacco, cardiovascular disease and HIV research. She has also served as research coordinator in multiple NIH-funded research projects.

She has received several scholarship awards including NIH Mentored Research Award, University of Cambridge Training Award for chronic disease research in Africa, and Early Career Epidemiologist Award by International Epidemiological Association Council. She has served as a consultant to UNICEF, WHO, DfID/Abt Associates, and National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Nigeria.  She teaches medical students, Masters and PhD students in public health, and coordinates the undergraduate program in Community medicine where she revised the training curriculum to include skill-based community experience.