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Mary Obiyan

Country: Nigeria


Area of Research: Wealth Quintile and Fertility Differentials among Households in Nigeria


Mary is a senior lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, and a postdoctoral fellowship with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada. Her research work is centered on issues around public health specifically on fertility, maternal and child health, intimate partner violence, and adolescent sexual health in Nigeria and Africa. She has mostly examined the extent to which individual and household characteristics predict fertility behaviour and other health outcomes. Her research findings have contributed to the above mentioned public health issues by providing empirical evidence and their policy implications. To further strengthen her research capabilities, she is extending her research into the sexual and reproductive health of the vulnerable population specifically street-involved young people and adolescents living in institutions such as homes and orphanages. These issues will be examined from demographic and social epidemiological perspectives. Also, she has indicated interests in audit courses on global health research, qualitative research methods, and build capacity on management and analysis of large datasets as part of her targets in her ongoing postdoctoral fellowship.