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Timothy Ihongbe, Ph.D., M.P.H., MBBS [View Image]
Department: Division of Epidemiology
I obtained my degree in Medicine from the University of Benin, Nigeria in 2006 and practiced as a physician in various clinical settings in Nigeria. During this period, I developed an interest in the field of Epidemiology and commenced the MPH program in Epidemiology at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina and graduated in 2013. During my MPH program, I became interested in the area of Maternal and Child Health and this informed my decision to undertake my MPH practicum with the Maternal and Child Health bureau of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) where I looked into the prevalence and distribution of birth defects in South Carolina for the period of 2008 to 2010. I am interested in perinatal/neonatal outcomes and factors affecting maternal outcomes.
I love VCU for its commitment towards the overall development of its students. It provides a very conducive learning environment with faculty and staff who are very welcoming and always ready to help.