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Cheedy Jaja, PhD

Researcher
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210038
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Cheedy Jaja is an associate professor in College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati. He completed masters of community health nursing from University of Washington. His research interests are sickle cell disease (SCD) pharmacogenetics and implementation science. Currently, he is pursuing two related SCD research initiatives. His principal partners in SCD Project are Jericho Road Community Health Center (New York); Augusta University, Georgia); The Sierra Leone Sickle Cell Society (England); and the Sickle Cell Carers Awareness Network (Sierra Leone). The SCD project will establish patient cohorts in Cincinnati, Augusta, and Sierra Leone and will develop research initiatives to investigate the natural history of SCD in the patient cohorts. As an early-stage research scientist, Cheedy’s current research program also explores the role of drug metabolizing enzymes and transporter to identify at-risk SCD patients for analgesic drugs failure. His long-term research goal is to combine elements of pharmacogenetics, proteomic, and metabolomics for integrative “personalomics” profiling of SCD patients for individualized pain management and implementation research.