I am a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Demography and Social Statistics, Obafemi Awolowo University. My research interests centre around maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, gender issues, women empowerment, social epidemiology. My goal is to improve health outcomes and address health inequity through evidence-based research. I have authored more than thirty peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and reports. Mary teaches Health Demography courses at the Obafemi Awolowo University.