Mariame is a Ph.D. student in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. Her research explores how armed conflict in Mali impacts reproductive, maternal, and child health, with the long-goal of informing efforts to address the health needs of conflict-afflicted women and children.
She completed her B.Sc. in Biology and M.Sc. in Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa. Before starting her Ph.D., she worked as a research analyst at the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, supporting various maternal and child health and nutrition projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her role has allowed her to contribute to research initiatives and project evaluations in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Senegal, and Tanzania.
Mariame continues to be actively engaged at SickKids as a part-time research analyst collaborating closely with in-country partners and communities to identify ways to improve sexual and reproductive health in West Africa. She is also involved in research studies in Canada on COVID-19 vaccine equity and reproductive health among populations with disabilities.
As a global health researcher, Mariame is committed to health equity, social justice, and amplifying the voices of underserved communities, particularly those from low-income countries.