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SPPH doctoral student Ijeoma Okedo-Alex receives the International Doctoral Research Award

Feb 07, 2024 |

Congratulations to our doctoral student Ijeoma Okedo-Alex on receiving the International Doctoral Research Award (IDRA)!

Funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and administered by Universities Canada, the award supports the development of research skills in Canada and the Global South, to improve the lives of people in the developing world. The 2023 round of the awards was given to 25 doctoral students who study at 12 Canadian institutions, each receiving up to $20,000.

About Ijeoma Okedo-Alex

Ijeoma is a doctoral student at the School of Population and Public Health. She brings over 12 years of experience as a dedicated public health physician in Nigeria. She is committed to primary healthcare, disease prevention and addressing health inequities. Post-residency, she became a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. Ijeoma’s research interests span health policy, systems strengthening and human resources for health. Demonstrating a dedication to research excellence, she has successfully managed diverse international and local grants, showcasing her expertise through numerous publications. Her compelling PhD research on understanding the drivers and policy responses to emergent violence against health care workers in Nigeria, born from personal and shared experiences with violence against health workers, underscores her unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety of healthcare workers.


Read the announcement by Universities Canada.