Dr. Okeke Chinyere Cecilia graduated from the University of Calabar as a medical doctor in 2007 and obtained her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 2015. She obtained a Certificate in Health Policy Analysis from the University of Western Cape in 2016. She is a Fellow of the West African College of Physician (Community Health). She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine of the University of Nigeria.
She is involved in Clinical Consultation (general care), outpatient and inpatient care in both chest, staff and HIV clinics of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital; teaching and research in communicable and non-communicable diseases. Over the past three years, she has been lecturing medical students and community health officers and has supervised medical students’ projects.
She has been involved in a lot of projects including Developing the study manual for the Realist evaluation of MCH programs in Nigeria – REVAMP project (MRC & DFID funded) in Anambra State, Nigeria; assessment of the NHIS-MDG free Maternal and Child Health program and the prospects for program re-activation/scale-up using the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation Funded) and the Nigerian Primary Care Systems Profiles & Performance (PRIMASYS) funded by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research. Geneva, Switzerland. She was also involved in the development of modules on prevention of viral hepatitis for the training of health workers on Hepatitis infection in Nigeria for the federal Ministry of Health and the development of the Strategic Health Development Plan of Enugu State Nigeria.
She is a member of the following professional associations: Nigerian Medical Association, Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria, International Health Economics Association and Health Systems Global. Her research interest is Health Policy and Systems Research and Analysis as well as knowledge translation.