Ihoghosa (Muyi) Iyamu is a PhD student at the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), UBC. He is a trained physician from the University of Benin, Nigeria, and holds a Masters in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (MDICHA), from the Humanitarian Aid Studies Centre (HASC) at Proyecto Kalu, in Spain. Over the last 8 years, he has worked in various capacities in public health operations research. Most notably, he has served as the documentation lead on FHI 360’s (Family Health International) large scale HIV/AIDS control program in Nigeria, and as the Project Coordinator for the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences’ (CHÉOS) long-term care research and evaluation projects in BC, Canada. Muyi’s PhD research focuses on digital health equity in online sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection testing using implementation science.
Ihoghosa’s research interest is in understanding how digital health applications and websites may be adapted to foster health equity and optimize health outcomes for all. He uses mixed-methods research to understand how users engage with digital health interventions and co-produces tailored adaptations to meet their needs, especially for those who experience marginalization. Currently, his research focuses on using these methods to generate design and implementation insights on BC’s online sexually transmitted infection testing service called GetCheckedOnline.com.