Dr. Ifejika’s research is focused on transitions of care after stroke, stroke outcomes and health disparities. 

Dr. Ifejika’s research training was chiefly with Dr. James Grotta at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, with whom she completed a NIH/NINDS Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research.


Medical School
University of North Carolina School of Medicine (2003)
St. Agnes Hospital of Baltimore (2004), Internal Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine (2007), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Research Interest

  • Health Disparities
  • Machine Learning
  • Stroke Continuum of Care
  • Stroke Outcomes

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology (2018)
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2007)
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (2012)
  • American Heart Association (2007)
  • Association of Academic Physiatry (2013)