Team Member: Ibrahim Garba

Ibrahim Garba, SJD, JD, MA 

Karai-Karai (Fadawa, Nigeria)

Pronouns: He/Him


Assistant Research Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona

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Ibrahim is Assistant Research Professor in the Public Health Policy and Management Program at the Community, Environment and Policy Department, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH). He has graduate training in philosophy and international human rights law. He has also completed fellowships in bioethics, health policy, and regulatory science.

Ibrahim’s research interests in ethics have included the implications of precision (personalized) medicine for public health, the ethical conduct of health research in low-resource settings, and the use of Indigenous samples in biomedical research. His legal scholarship has explored the evolution of collective rights in international law. His current research assesses the capacity of international human rights law to provide an ethics framework for the participation of collectives (especially Indigenous peoples) in global health research.

Ibrahim has taught philosophy in the United States and high school literature in his home country, Nigeria.

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