Mariame is a Ph.D. student in Epidemiology and in the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health. Her research explores how the 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 earned her M.Sc. in Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa. Before starting her Ph.D., she worked full-time 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, 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 adolescent sexual and reproductive health in West Africa. She is also involved in two research projects in Canada on COVID-19 vaccine equity.
Mariame is a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar and a doctoral student fellow with the Data Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto.