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Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka PhD, MBBS, MPH Associate Professor Division of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Research Area(s)

  • Sexually transmitted and blood borne infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • Social epidemiology and determinants of health
  • Population health intervention research
  • Indigenous health
  • Clinical quality improvement
  • Epidemiology


Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka currently works as a medical health officer with the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He is an Associate Professor with the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan with a cross appointment at the School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan. 

As a researcher and public health expert, Dr. Ndubuka is particularly interested in the contribution of social determinants of health to infectious disease epidemiology including TB, HIV- and HCV-related risk behaviors and public health practices. Over the past decade, Dr. Ndubuka has worked collaboratively with policy makers, academia, Indigenous communities, and people with lived experience on several community-based studies concentrating on the social construct of communicable disease-related risks.

His continuous involvement on regional, provincial and national programming and policy-making advisory bodies ensures that Indigenous communities are engaged and contributes directly to decision-making priorities for the purpose of policy reformulation.

Dr. Ndubuka is the Course Director, Medicine and Society I.


  • Clincial Epidemiology
  • Medicine and Society I

Research Areas of Interest

  • Infectious disease research
  • Social epidemiology and determinants of health
  • Population health intervention research
  • Indigenous and Community-based research
  • Clinical quality improvement studies

Selected Publications

Lydon-Hassen K, Jonah L, Mayotte L, Hrabowy A, Graham B, Missens B, Nelson A, Andkhoie M, Nahachewsky D, Yalamanchili DT, Gupta S, Ndubuka N, Khan I, Yacoub W, Bryson M, Paquette D. Summary findings from Tracks surveys implemented by First Nations in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada, 2018-2020. Can Commun Dis Rep2022 Apr 6;48(4):146-156doi: 10.14745/ccdr.v48i04a05. eCollection 2022 Apr 6. PubMed PMID: 35480707; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9017804.

Ndubuka N, Gupta S, Zayed R, Quinn B, Khaketla M, Chan E, Franklin K, McGill E. Multijurisdictional outbreak of COVID-19 associated with a wake/funeral event in a northern Saskatchewan First Nations community. Can Commun Dis Rep2022 Apr 6;48(4):140-145doi: 10.14745/ccdr.v48i04a04. eCollection 2022 Apr 6. PubMed PMID: 35480700; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9017801.

Ndubuka N, Klaver B, Gupta S, Lamichhane S, Brooks L, Nelson S, Akinjobi G. Descriptive analysis of a tuberculosis outbreak from a northern Saskatchewan First Nations community-December 2018 to May 2019. Can Commun Dis Rep2021 Nov 10;47(11):479-484doi: 10.14745/ccdr.v47i11a07. eCollection 2021 Nov 10. PubMed PMID: 35330954; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8896543.

Lamichhane S, Gupta S, Akinjobi G, Ndubuka NFamilial cluster of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in a First Nation community in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Can Commun Dis Rep2021 Mar 4;47(2):94-96doi: 10.4745/ccdr.v47i02a01. eCollection 2021 Mar 4. PubMed PMID: 33746617; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7968476.

Lam A, Woods S, Ndubuka NEvaluating the timeliness of reporting in a First Nations communicable diseases program. Can Commun Dis Rep2017 Jun 1;43(6):133-137doi: 10.14745/ccdr.v43i06a03. eCollection 2017 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 29770078; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5764711.

Khan I, Ndubuka N, Stewart K, McKinney V, Mendez I. The use of technology to improve health care to Saskatchewan's First Nations communities. Can Commun Dis Rep2017 Jun 1;43(6):120-124doi: 10.14745/ccdr.v43i06a01. eCollection 2017 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 29770076; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5764719.

Ndubuka NO, Lim HJ, Ehlers VJ, van der Wal DM. Health-related quality of life of patients on antiretroviral treatment in Botswana: A cross-sectional study. Palliat Support Care2017 Apr;15(2):214-222doi: 10.1017/S1478951516000638. Epub 2016 Aug 12. PubMed PMID: 27514251.

Ndubuka NO, Lim HJ, van der Wal DM, Ehlers VJ. Health-related quality of life of antiretroviral treatment defaulters in Botswana. South Afr J HIV Med2016;17(1):475doi: 10.4102/sajhivmed.v17i1.475. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 29568617; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5843183.

Plank RM, Wirth KE, Ndubuka NO, Abdullahi R, Nkgau M, Lesetedi C, Powis KM, Mmalane M, Makhema J, Shapiro R, Lockman S. Single-arm evaluation of the AccuCirc device for early infant male circumcision in Botswana. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr2014 May 1;66(1):1-6doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000136. PubMed PMID: 24594500; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4041082.

Ndubuka J, Ndubuka N, Li Y, Marshall CM, Ehiri J. Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding infant feeding among HIV-infected pregnant women in Gaborone, Botswana: a cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open2013 Nov 29;3(11):e003749doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003749. PubMed PMID: 24293206; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3845062.

Plank RM, Ndubuka NO, Wirth KE, Mwambona JT, Kebaabetswe P, Bassil B, Lesetedi C, Magetse J, Nkgau M, Makhema J, Mmalane M, Creek T, Powis KM, Shapiro R, Lockman S. A randomized trial of Mogen clamp versus Plastibell for neonatal male circumcision in Botswana. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr2013 Apr 15;62(5):e131-7doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e318285d449. PubMed PMID: 23314413; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3683122.

Plank RM, Kubiak DW, Abdullahi RB, Ndubuka N, Nkgau MM, Dapaah-Siakwan F, Powis KM, Lockman S. Loss of anatomical landmarks with eutectic mixture of local anesthetic cream for neonatal male circumcision. J Pediatr Urol2013 Feb;9(1):e86-90doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2012.09.013. Epub 2012 Oct 24. PubMed PMID: 23102766; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3568457.

Ndubuka NO, Ehlers VJ. Adult patients' adherence to anti-retroviral treatment: a survey correlating pharmacy refill records and pill counts with immunological and virological indices. Int J Nurs Stud. 2011 Nov;48(11):1323-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.04.006. Epub 2011 May 13. PubMed PMID: 21570684.