Obidimma Ezezika

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Dr. Obidimma Ezezika

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society, UTSC


Dr. Obidimma Ezezika is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society at the University of Toronto Scarborough and cross-appointed at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Ezezika has worked and consulted for diverse organizations such as the United Nations Development Program, Canada’s International Development Research Centre, the Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigeria, the Sandra Rotman Centre, Yale’s Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and Grand Challenges Canada.

His research interests lie at the nexus of implementation science, global health and food security. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Toronto, he was a Grand Challenges Fellow at the United Nations Every Woman Every Child Innovation Marketplace, where he worked with a variety of global health stakeholders, including the Gates Foundation and USAID, to take high-impact innovations from the bench to the bedside and improve the health of women, children and adolescents in low- and middle-income countries. He has a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Georgia and Masters degree in Environmental Management from Yale University.