Odichinma Akosionu, MPH
Pre-doc scholar, TRACT TL1 Program
Health Services Research, Policy and Administration PhD Program, School of Public Health
Primary mentor: Tetyana Shippee, PhD, School of Public Health
Additional mentor: Peter Huckfeldt, PhD, School of Public Health
Project: The impact of Private Equity buyout of nursing homes on the quality of care Medicaid funded long stay residents receive and racial inequities in health outcomes
Odichinma (Odi) Akosionu is a PhD Candidate in the Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration program at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. Her research is in the economics of aging- investigating how structural racism and discrimination shape the experiences and health outcomes of older adults receiving long-term services and support. Throughout her academic career, Odi has engaged in research focused on examining racial inequities across the long-term care continuum including; home and community-based services, assisted living communities and nursing home care.