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Stephanie Ibemere

Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710


Stephanie Ibemere, PhD, RN, joined the Duke University School of Nursing faculty on July 1, 2021 as a faculty member of the Healthcare in Adult Populations division. Dr. Ibemere's program of research aims to increase access to high quality care and improved health outcomes for underserved adults with chronic diseases by developing community and culture-driven interventions which increase health equity while building health system and provider capacity for chronic disease management. Dr. Ibemere's current research focuses in the U.S., West and Eastern Africa. Dr. Ibemere's long term goal is to improve the clinical model of care for sickle cell disease in low to middle income settings both in sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States by maximizing available resources and technology, tool adaptation, implementation science, and community-engaged research. Dr. Ibemere is also a collaborator on research teams aiming to promote equitable access to culturally centered healthcare interventions for other chronic conditions which disproportionately affect minoritized groups.  

Dr. Ibemere holds Bachelor's of Science in Natural Sciences, Bachelor's of Arts in Spanish, and a Master's of Nursing in Clinical Nurse Leadership, all from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Ibemere received her PhD in Nursing Research from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Ibemere completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Duke School of Nursing on a multisite evidence-based pain management protocol study for patients experiencing vaso-occlusive crisis while in the emergency department. As a nurse, Dr. Ibemere has experience in global health capacity building in low to middle income countries related to sickle cell disease and other chronic diseases, clinical vaccine research, and cardiovascular critical care. Dr. Ibemere is a member of several professional organizations including the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates where she is a member of the education and marketing committees.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing · 2021 - Present School of Nursing
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute · 2022 - Present Duke Global Health Institute, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Cincinnati · 2019 Ph.D.