Dr Ogechukwu B. ARIBODOR

Dr Ogechukwu B. ARIBODOR, Senior Lecturer, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

Dr Ogechukwu B. ARIBODOR

Senior Lecturer, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

Dr. Ogechukwu Aribodor, a Senior Lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria, is dedicated to advancing sustainable Social Innovation and Research for Universal Health Coverage. With dual doctoral degrees in Public Health Parasitology and Parasitology, specializing in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, she is a Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) Fellow affiliated with the Nigerian Hub. Her academic journey, which included certification from the WHO/TDR MOOC on Implementation Research (IR) and fellowships from the African Research Excellence Fund (AREF) and Middle Eastern Biology of Parasitism (MeBOP), deepened her dedication to promoting equity in research mentorship. This commitment is evident in her current project, "Empowering Early-Career Female Academics in Biosciences for Effective Leadership: A Pilot Mentorship Initiative at Nnamdi Azikiwe University using Health Research Mentorship in low- and middle-income countries (HERMES Practical Guide for Sustainable Excellence)." Through this initiative, Dr. Aribodor aims to cultivate mentorship, leadership, and sustainable excellence in public health research, fostering collaboration and inclusivity among women in academia.

All Sessions by Dr Ogechukwu B. ARIBODOR

11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Panel on Gender Equity and Inclusivity in LMIC Research Mentorship (LSHTM)

Led by: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

This parallel session will bring together finalists from the crowdsourcing open call to present their mentorship ideas and an expert panel to discuss issues around equity, gender, and an intersectional perspective in research and in mentorship in LMICs, opportunities and challenges of women in science and strategies to advance more women leaders in global health.

Introduction and Overview
Dr Eneyi Kpokiri, PhD Clinical Pharmacist and Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

1. Ms. Hannah Berrian, Research Fellow for Patient Engagement and Person-Centered Approaches at Reducing the Burden of Severe Stigmatizing Skin Diseases (REDRESS), Liberia.
2. Dr Mrittika Barua, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Centre for Science of Implementation and Scale-up, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh
3. Ms. Annabel Steiner, Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4. Dr. Bethelhem Solomon Woldetsadik, Associate Researcher , Armauer Hansen Research Institute

1. Dr Mariam OTMANI DEL BARRIO, Scientist, gender and intersectionality research lead, The Special Programme on Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, WHO, Switzerland
2. Dr Ogechukwu B. ARIBODOR, Senior Lecturer, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
3. Dr. Agatha Eileen Wapmuk, Public Health Physician/Research Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria
4. Dr. Phyllis Awor, Lecturer, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
5. Dr Wessel van den Berg, Senior Advocacy Officer, Equimundo: Center for Masculinities and Social Justice
6. Prof Michele BARRY, Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health, Senior Associate Dean for Global Health, Stanford University, United States.