Dr. Ijioma Okorie
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Dr. Ijioma Okorie

Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria

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Ijioma Okorie is a seasoned Applied and Experimental Human Nutritionist, also a lecturer/researcher at the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. In his nearly 13 years of work experience in nutrition related researches, support and care, and teaching, he has been involved in various researches on; maternal infant and child nutrition, nutrient compositions of some food crops in management of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), dietary diversification with respect to food security and nutrition, childhood obesity and eating behaviours. He is also abreast with IBM/SPSS statistical tools used in analyzing nutrition study outcomes, and some of the nutrition software such as; WHO-Anthro Software for child growth standard, ENA software, etc., he also has the knowledge of individual dietary diversity score method of calculating dietary diversity. More so, he is a confident, self-motivated person who communicates well with good interpersonal skills, and works hard. He is primed to contribute his quota in a challenging environment thereby improve his competence and facilitate his professional advancement and that of the organization.

Area of Interest:

Nutrition and Health
Human Nutrition
Herbal Medicines Extract
Food Biotechnology and Nutrition
Health Nutrition

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Okorie, I., C.G. Ndubuisi, A.I. Onwuchekwa, R.A. Adesanmi and N.M. Nnam, 2022. Effect of mixed aqueous extracts of Allium sativum, Annona muricata and Cymbopogon citratus leaves on the blood glucose and lipid profile of hyperglycemic rats. Asian J. Clin. Nutr. 14: 1-8.
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  2. Okorie, I. and A.C. Okorie, 2022. The influence of socioeconomic characteristics on anthropometry, nutrition knowledge, and attitude of people living with HIV/AIDS attending special treatment center (STC) National Hospital Abuja, Nigeria. Front. Nutr., Vol. 10. 10.3389/fnut.2021.737381.
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  3. Okorie, I., V.U. Asumugha and A.C. Okorie, 2018. Assessment of body mass index-for-age status and child eating behaviour among preschool children (2-4years) in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area, Enugu State, Nigeria. Niger. J. Nutr. Sci., 39: 98-105.
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  4. Okoriea, I. and V.U. Asumugha, 2016. Socioeconomic characteristics of mothers and their infants growth pattern in Igbere Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria. Niger. J. Nutr. Sci., 37: 78-87.
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