Theresa Abah


Theresa Abah is a Graduate student in the Health Services Research major, at the University of North Texas. She holds a Master of Science degree in Health Management and a bachelor science degree in Engineering from Nigeria. She spent several years working in the public health sector in Nigeria in Maternal and child Health Care; Water Sanitation and Hygiene; Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization and Logistics and Supply Chain Management departments. Her wealth of experience working with rural, urban and semi-urban communities on needs assessment, health promotion and education, vaccine security, disease surveillance, health systems strengthening, etc. culminated in her research interests. She co-investigated a health improvement program for seniors, a pilot study to increase participation of seniors in physical activity, other research areas have been on evaluating Nigeria health policy reforms on aging and the systematic review of health policy in sub-Saharan Africa among others. Her research is centered on policy development, health systems strengthening, health care access, and community health care mapping. She is a member of the GIS (Geographic Information science) Health Research group, the Interdisciplinary Research group and the Health Services Research Group at the University of North Texas. Her career goal is to become a change agent in the public health field through her dedication to work, leadership skills, inter-personal skills and communication skills. She is a great learner and has deployed herself in learning soft skills including GIS, networking, problem solving, team building and organizational ethics among others. She is a mother of four and happily married.

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