Bege Dauda, PhD, MPH, MSc

Associate Scholar

  •  Postdoctoral Fellow | Center for Global Genomics and Health Equity, University of Pennsylvania
  •  Nigeria
  •   Consent in research | Human heredity and health | Medical ethics

Languages: English (fluent), Hausa (native), Dutch (basic)

Bio statement

My interest in global health revolves around my involvement in global health research and development. I have been working on topics that are relevant to the improvement of global health, particularly in resource limited countries. As a scholar coming from a developing country (Nigeria), my research has been focused on how to improve research capacity in, improve ethical conduct in research and ensuring that researchers from developing countries have a voice in global health research platforms and collaboration. These interests are reflected in my research work on the ethical issues in the conduct of research developing countries, particularly in Africa.

Recent global health projects

Conceptualization of benefit sharing rationale of H3Africa -This is a project that seeks to understand the benefits of the research projects of H3Africa. H3Africa is a joint research collaboration initiated by the NIH, Wellcome Trust and the African Society of Human Genetics with the aim of conducting genomic research in Africa. While the collaboration has been commendable, little is known about how the H3Africa consortium plan to benefit the African participants, communities and science. This research will help in understanding real time progress and achievement in genomic research in Africa and/or delineate challenges to achieving good research outcomes. This is my current research project at Penn.

Adhering to Ethical Imperatives in Short-Term Medical Missions in Developing Countries--This research work provide a short review on some vital ethical benchmarks that are highly relevant in ensuring good scientific and ethical standards by physicians from industrialized countries carrying out medical missions in developing countries. The study highlights some ethical standards such as collaborative partnership, social value, scientific validity, fair selection, favorable risk-benefit ratio, and respect for participants as imperatives whenever physicians from the West engage in medical missions with patients in resource poor countries. These standards are similar to the ones obtained in research ethics in developing countries.

Selected publications

Dauda B (2017). Adhering to Ethical Imperatives in Short-Term Medical Missions in Developing Countries.Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Mar - Apr;56(2):225. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2017.01.034

Dauda B, Dierickx K. What do the various principles of justice mean within the concept of benefit sharing? J Bioeth Inq. 2016 Jun;13(2):281-93. doi: 10.1007/s11673-016-9706-4.

Dauda B, Dierickx K. Viewing benefit sharing in global health research through the lens of Aristotelian Justice. J Med Ethics. 2017 Jun;43(6):417-421. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2015-102858.

Last Updated: 10 October 2022