Yale University

Ify Udo, Dr.P.H.

  • Former Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRA


Ifeyinwa Udo earned her DrPH in Public Health (Epidemiology) at Morgan State University, Maryland. Her dissertation examined the influence of maternal exposure to intimate partner violence on the neurological and language development of infant and toddlers, in Baltimore City and Missouri. Ify is interested in the impact of intimate partner violence on maternal and child health outcomes. While in graduate school, she completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing where she participated in a research study evaluating a structured intimate partner violence nurse’s home visitation intervention to reduce IPV and improve maternal and child health outcomes. She was a past student fellow of the American Public Health Association, MCH section and currently serves as a co-chair of the International Maternal and Child Health committee. Ify also worked with the Research Program on Children and Global Adversity at Harvard School of Public Health to adapt measures for assessing early childhood development and Intimate Partner Violence in Sierra Leone.

During her fellowship at CIRA, Ify is focusing on intimate partner violence and sexual risk behaviors among pregnant women with the goal of identifying risk and protective factors that can inform intervention development and implementation. Her mentor is Dr. Jeanette Ickovics.

Selected Publications:

  • Sharps,P., Bullock, L., Alhusen, J.L., Bhandari, S., Udo, I., Ghazarian, S., & Campbell, J. (2013). Engaging and Retaining Abused Women in Perinatal Home Visitation Programs. Pediatrics, 132(2), 134-139.