Ifeoma Onyeka

Postdoktor - NORMENT part UiO
Bilde av Ifeoma Onyeka
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Brukernavn
Besøksadresse Oslo Universitetssykehus HF - Ullevål Avdeling for psykoseforskning Bygg 49 0424 OSLO
Postadresse OUS, Postboks 4956 Nydalen 0424 OSLO

Research interests

  • Substance abuse research
  • Health services research
  • Substance use and severe mental disorders

Background

  • 2015: PhD in Public Health, University of Eastern Finland
  • 2015: MBA, University of Wales, UK
  • 2009: MSc in Public Health, University of Kuopio, Finland
  • 2001: MBBS (medical doctor’s degree), Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

Awards

  • 2016–2018: Scientia / Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Oslo, Norway.
  • 2015: Research grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation (Central fund).
  • 2014: Research award, University of Eastern Finland Doctoral Programme.
  • 2013: Erasmus University Staff Research Exchange grant.
  • 2013: Visiting grant, DPPH Finland.
  • 2013: Research travel grant, Lundbeck Ltd, Finland.
  • 2011–2013: three-year doctoral research funding, DPPH Finland.
  • 2011: Best three oral presentation award, Global Addiction Conference, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2011: Travel grant, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland.
  • 2008: International student of the year award, University of Kuopio, Finland.

Research Experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oslo, 2016 – ongoing.
  • Researcher, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, 2009–2016.
  • Intern, Dept of Mental Health & Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, 2013.
  • Intern, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna, 2007/2008.

Publikasjoner

Selected publications

  • Onyeka IN, Basnet S, Tiihonen J, Föhr J, Kauhanen J, Beynon CM. Association between route of drug administration and all-cause deaths among Finnish drug users. Journal of Substance Use 2016; 21(6): 559–565.
  • Onyeka IN, Beynon CM, Ronkainen K, Tiihonen J, Föhr J, Kuikanmäki O, Paasolainen M, Kauhanen J. Hospitalization in a cohort seeking treatment for illicit drug use in Finland. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 2015; 53:64–70.
  • Onyeka IN, Olubamwo O, Beynon CM, Ronkainen K, Föhr J, Tiihonen J, Tuomola P, Tasa N, Kauhanen J. Factors associated with hospitalization for blood-borne viral infections among treatment-seeking illicit drug users. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 2015; 53:71–77.
  • Onyeka IN, Beynon CM, Vohlonen I, Ronkainen K, Tiihonen J, Föhr J, Kauhanen J. Potential years of life lost due to premature mortality among treatment-seeking illicit drug users in Finland. Journal of Community Health 2015; 40(6): 1099–1106.
  • Basnet S, Onyeka IN, Tiihonen J, Föhr J, Kauhanen J. Characteristics of drug-abusing females with and without children seeking treatment in Helsinki, Finland. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 2015; 43(3): 221–228.
  • Onyeka IN, Beynon CM, Hannila ML, Tiihonen J, Föhr J, Tuomola P, Kuikanmäki O, Tasa N, Paasolainen M, Kauhanen J. Patterns and 14-year trends in mortality among illicit drug users in Finland: the HUUTI study. International Journal of Drug Policy 2014; 25(6): 1047–1053.
  • Onyeka IN. Health research in Africa: Are we communicating our findings to relevant stakeholders? African Health Sciences 2014; 14(3): 779–781.
  • Onyeka IN, Beynon C, Uosukainen H, Korhonen MJ, Ilomäki J, Bell JS, Paasolainen M, Tasa N, Tiihonen J, Kauhanen J. Coexisting social conditions and health problems among clients seeking treatment for illicit drug use in Finland: the HUUTI study. BMC Public Health 2013; 13: 380.
  • Onyeka IN, Beynon CM, Hannila ML, Tiihonen J, Föhr J, Tuomola P, Kuikanmäki O, Tasa N, Paasolainen M, Kauhanen J. Mortality among illicit drug users in Finland: findings from the HUUTI study. European Journal of Public Health 2013 (suppl 1). [Abstract].
  • Uosukainen H, Kauhanen J, Voutilainen S, Föhr J, Paasolainen M, Tiihonen J, Laitinen K, Onyeka IN, Bell JS. Twelve-year trend in treatment seeking for buprenorphine abuse in Finland. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2013; 127(1-3): 207–214.
  • Uosukainen H, Kauhanen J, Bell JS, Rönkainen K, Tiihonen J, Föhr J, Onyeka IN, Korhonen MJ. Mortality among buprenorphine users seeking treatment in Finland. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2013; 133(2): 391–397.
  • Onyeka IN, Uosukainen H, Korhonen MJ, Beynon C, Bell JS, Rönkainen K, Föhr J, Tiihonen J, Kauhanen J. Sociodemographic characteristics and drug abuse patterns of treatment-seeking illicit drug abusers in Finland, 1997-2008: the HUUTI study. Journal of Addictive Diseases 2012; 31(4): 350–362.
Publisert 16. des. 2016 10:35 - Sist endret 19. jan. 2017 13:53