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Dr. Emmanuela Ojukwu

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing

University of British Columbia

Dr. Emmanuela Ojukwu is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, School of Nursing. Her research focuses particularly on psychosocial and behavioral aspects of health promotion for marginalized populations, particularly African, Caribbean and Black women and youths. Her research niche intersects through major aspects of health including: racial and gender health disparities, minority health, maternal-infant health, sexual health, social determinants of health, management of chronic illnesses and infectious diseases, health promotion, among others. Dr. Ojukwu brings her research expertise from trainings and education received from clinical and academic institutions in the US, and has written and published articles in these areas. For her dissertation, she focused on the social determinants of HIV treatment engagement among black postpartum women living with HIV in South, Florida, USA. She is a manuscript reviewer for major journals related to HIV, nursing scholarship, public health among others. Her research expertise spans through quantitative, qualitative and mixed analytical research methods, including reviews, and concept analyses.


Area of Research Expertise
Racial and gender health disparities/inequities; social determinants of health; sexually transmitted infections; HIV/AIDS