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Nkem Ononiwu

Title: Research Program Manager, ECHO Epilepsy Across the Lifespan, Learning Institute
Designations: BA (Hons), MPH, PMP
Phone: 416-813-7654 ext 415383


Nkem Ononiwu joined The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in September 2023 to support the ECHO Epliepsy Across the Lifespan program as Research Program Manager. Prior to joining SickKids, she was a Senior Analyst at Ontario Health working with the Program Initiatives team to execute the implemention of HPV testing in the Ontario Cervical Screening Program. Nkem also worked at the University of Toronto where was the research coordinator and database manager for HIV and Rehabilitation research at the Department of Physical Therapy.

Education and experience

  • 2011–2010: Master of Public Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • 2005–2009: Bachelor of Arts in Community Health (Honours), Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada


  1. Kelly K. O’Brien, Francisco Ibáñez‑Carrasco, Patricia Solomon, Richard Harding, Darren Brown, Puja Ahluwalia, Soo Chan Carusone, Larry Baxter, Charles Emlet, Gayle Restall, Alan Casey, Amrita Ahluwalia, Adria Quigley, Alex R. Terpstra and Nkem Ononiwu. Research priorities for rehabilitation and aging with HIV: a framework from the Canada-International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC). AIDS Research and Therapy. (2020) 17:21
  2. Kelly K O'Brien, Patricia Solomon, Colm Bergin, Siobhán O'Dea, Nkem Iku, Paul Stratford and Ahmed M Bayoumi. Reliability and validity of a new HIV-specific questionnaire with adults living with HIV in Canada and Ireland: the HIV Disability Questionnaire. (HDQ). Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2015, 13:124
  3. O'Brien KK, Ibanez-Carrasco I, Solomon P, Harding R, Cattaneo J, Chegwidden W, Gahagan J, Baxter L, Worthington C, Gayle P, Merritt B, Baltzer-Turje R, Iku N, Zack E. Advancing research and practice in HIV and rehabilitation: a framework of research priorities in HIV, disability and rehabilitation. BMCInfectious Diseases. Accepted: December 2014.
  4. Iku N, O’Brien K, Tattle S, Matejcic A. A Rapporteur Summary of the HIV and Rehabilitation Content presented at the 23rd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. (CAHR 2014).
  5. O'Brien KK, Solomon P, Worthington C, Ibáñez-Carrasco F, Baxter L, Nixon SA, Baltzer-Turje R, The HIV, Health And Rehabilitation Survey Catalyst Team. Considerations for Conducting Web-Based Survey Research With People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Using a Community-Based Participatory Approach. J Med Internet Res 2014;16(3):e81. 
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