Headshot of Roxanne Turuba wearing a black blazer

Roxanne Turuba, BHSc, MPH

Research Assistant, Dr. Naana Jumah
Lakehead University

Roxanne holds an undergraduate degree in Science with a specialization in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s of Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology from Lakehead University. She has been Dr. Jumah’s Research Assistant since March 2016. She was first hired as an NOHFC Intern to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis on symptomatic uterine fibroid treatments in rural and remote places from a patient-perspective. Since then, she has been responsible for coordinating research projects for Dr. Jumah, with a main focus of improving the health of Indigenous women and access to health care in Northwestern Ontario. This work has inspired a passion for community-based engagement and creating programs that drive positive systemic change. Her eagerness to learn has also led her to collaborate with various academic researchers on other projects in the field of nursing and epidemiology.

Other Researchers

  • Erica is a research intern in the Women's Health department at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

  • Amal Osman is an International Medical Graduate from UMST (Class of 2021), currently pursuing a Master Of Medical Studies Degree at NOSM University.

  • Sarah is a 4th year medical student currently pursuing a career in obstetrics in gynecology.

  • Yolanda is employed with Dilico Anishinabek Family Care as the Integrated Policy Officer.