Dr. Okpokoro EvaeziAssistant Director & Coordinator, IRCE

Areas of expertise
  • Infectious diseases – TB, HIV and Malaria and other
  • Emerging infectious disease – MPOX, Lassa fever.
  • Clinical trials – vaccine, therapeutic and diagnostic trials.
  • MBSS, University of Bennin 
  • MPH, University of Nottingham, UK

Dr. Okpokoro Evaezi is an Assistant Director and Coordinator of the International Research Center of Excellence, Institute of Human Virology Nigeria. Dr. Okpokoro also doubles as the research operations/clinical trial unit lead. He provides oversight and strategic guidance to initiation and implementation of studies at the Center.

Dr. Okpokoro is a graduate of medicine from the University of Benin and obtained his master’s from the University of Nottingham, UK. Dr. Okpokoro is also a WHO Tropical Disease Research and European Developing Country Clinical Trial Partnership fellow.

Dr. Okpokoro is a public health physician and research scientist with a passion for infectious disease research (i.e., HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria), clinical trials (especially vaccine trials) and biostatistics. Dr. Okpokoro’s research interest focuses on functional cure or prevention of Infections of global impact with a view to conducting drug, diagnostic or vaccine trials. As a result, his research goal is to characterize target populations epidemiologically, clinically and immunologically as baseline to relevant trials as well as identify implementation strategies towards evidence-based interventions. He has been funded by WHO-TDR, the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership as well as Canadian Institutes of Health Research/International Development Research Centre.

He is a member of:

  • International Society of Infectious Disease
  • Infectious Disease Society of America
  • University of Nottingham Alumni
  • Commonwealth Scholarship Alumni
  • Member South African Institute of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Public Health
  • Member, Nigerian Medical and Dental Association

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Abuja, Nigeria

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