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Pauline Osamor, PhD, MPH

Pauline Osamor, PhD, MPH

Pauline Osamor is a first year post-doctoral fellow in the department of Bioethics. She finished her PhD in 2012 at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria majoring in Medical Sociology. Before coming to NIH, she was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Child Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Building on her training and experience in medical sociology, bioethics and health education, her area of research interest are: Social and community aspects of child health and child care practices, Women's autonomy and decision making, issues of informed consent and assent in biomedical studies in developing countries and Social and behavioural issues in chronic childhood illnesses. While at the NIH she plans to work on issues related to women's decision making autonomy for their own health care and factors that may influence the informed consent process such as: type of study (observational versus interventional), type of study participants (healthy participants versus patients), setting of study (hospital versus community); attitudes and practices regarding assent from children of the appropriate age in developing countries. After the fellowship, Pauline intends using the skills and training developed during the fellowship, to develop an academic career in bioethics in a developing country.

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