Blessing Itohan OMO-OMORODION (Nee EBHODAGHE) bagged her Bachelors of Science in Microbiology (Hons) from the University of Benin. She holds a Master of Science with a distinction and Doctorate degrees in Medical Microbiology from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
She is a recipient of the World Bank Certification on Basic Health Economics in 2016 and an awardee of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute training of young researchers on malaria research in 2014. She has 19 published articles in peer reviewed journals and co-authored a book to her credit. Blessing has presented academic papers at both local and international conferences and workshops and served as invited speaker to meetings. She is an active member of a number of scientific professional bodies including the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN), International AIDS Society, Research in Child Health in Europe, Roll Back Malaria (Vector Control Working Group) to mention a few. Blessing is a reviewer to the Microbiology Research Journal International and the Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports.
She is interested in global and reproductive health epidemiology, with primary focus on maternal and child health. Her research centres on immune response to infectious (HIV, Malaria) and non-communicable diseases, microbial toxins and vaccines. Her interest and quest for more knowledge from expertise in maternal health brought her to the Women’s Health and Action Research Centre where she is currently a senior program officer. She also serves as a member of the medical and research labouratory committee and data analysis and presentation unit of the Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI).