She is a Nigerian public health expert with eleven years’ field-based experience with expertise in supporting state institutions and non-profits to optimize their M&E systems. Her thematic focus is diverse and includes maternal, child and newborn health, family planning, HIV/AIDs, gender-based violence and social inclusion. She holds a bachelor’s in biochemistry, a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Walden University, Minnesota –USA, and a Doctor of Public Health from Georgia Southern University, USA.
Her management experience includes strengthening health information systems, conducting facility assessments and population-based studies; and routine support includes conducting baselines, performance monitoring and data quality assessments (DQAs). Her contributions to maternal and child heath on a USAID health systems strengthening project included verifying end-users of malaria commodities, assessing practices in healthcare waste management and positioning patent medical vendors to improve the management of common childhood illnesses.
During her graduate research in public health, she examined the effect of constructs of theory of planned behavior on pregnant women’s intention to use supplements during pregnancy, and also investigated factors associated with duration of use of iron-folic acid supplement among pregnant women in Nigeria.
She has been a regular participant in American Public Health Association (APHA) and American Evaluation Association (AEA) conferences, winning awards for presentations. She was awarded the Greg Alexander Outstanding Student Award for MCH Section, at the APHA Annual Meeting 2017, Atlanta GA. Lastly, she has contributed to peer-review publications.