Senior lecturer, researcher in Chemical pathology, with special interest in Nutrition, neonatal, and paranetal biochemistry
Undergraduate Qualifications
B.Sc Medical Laboratory Science (Unical)
Postgraduate Qualifications
M.Sc Chemical Pathology (UI), Ph.D Chemical Pathology (NAU)
Professional Qualifications
Associate Member Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, Medical Laboratory Scientist
Books Published
1. Okwara J.E (2016). Ph.D thesis. Investigation of some biochemical parameters and their effects on pregnancy outcome for HIV sero-positive pregnant women at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi Nigeria.
2. Okwara J.E (2004). M.Sc. thesis .The pattern of biochemical tests in four Nigerian teaching hospitals and the profile of some of the parameters in hypertension.
M.Sc. thesis. University of Ibadan (2003)
3. Okwara J.E (1997). B.Sc. thesis. Serum uric acid levels and urinary uric acid output of hypertensive patients.

Publications
1. Ikaraoha, C.I., Usoro, C.A.O., Igwe, C.U., Nwobu, G.O., Mokogwu, A.T.H., Okwara, J.E., Ukaegbu, Q.O.(2005). Does pregnancy actually affects serum calcium and inorganic phosphate levels. Shiraz E-Med J. (Iran) 6:1-2.
2. Okwara, J.E., Ezeoke, A.C.J., Okwara, E.C., et.al (2008). Partern of biochemical tests in a suburban Nigerian teaching hospital. J Bio Inv. 6(2): 32-38
3. Egwurugwu, J.N., Chinko,B.C., Alagwu, E.A., Okwara, J.E., et.al (2010). Effects of Tahitian noni (Morindacitrifolia L.) juice on some hematological and biochemical parameters of male albino wistar rats. Int J Nat Appl Sci. 6(3): 377-381
4. Amah, U.K., Ahaneku, J.E., Usoro, C.A.O., Ezeoke, A.C.J., Okwara, J.E., et.al (2011). Comparative study of C-reactive protein and other biochemical parameters in patients with hepatitis B and malaria in Calabar, Nigeria. Nig J Physiol. Sci. 26:109-112
5. Egwurugwu, J.N., Nwafor, A., Chike, C.P.R., Ufearo, C.S., Uchefuna, R.C., Iwuji, S.C., Okwara, J.E., Alagwu, E.A.(2011). The relationship between body mass index, semen and sex hormones in adult male. Nig J Physiol. Sci. 26:29-34
6. E. A. Alagwu, J.E. Okwara, R.O. Neli, E.E.Osim (2011). Effects of honey intake on serum cholesterol, triglycerides and lipoprotein levels in albino rats and potential benefits on risks of coronary heart disease. Nig J Physiol. Sci. 26(December):161-165
7. Onuegbu, A.J., Hassan, A.O., Olisekodiaka, M.J., Salifu, F.F., Nassar, A.S., Adeyeye, A.D., Muhibi, M.A., Hassan, R.O., Okwara, J.E. (2011).Plasma lipids and lipoproteins in selected primary school children infected with intestinal helminthiasis in a metropolitan area of southwest Nigeria .Int J Biol Med Res. 2(4):933-937
8. Okwara, E.C., Meludu, S.C., Okwara, J.E., et.al (2012). Selenium, zinc and magnesium status of HIV positive adults presenting at a University Teaching Hospital in Orlu-eastern Nigeria. NJM.21(2):165-168
9. J.N. Egwurugwu; C. Ogbudike; P.C. Ugwuezumba; B.C. Chinko; J.E. Okwara; C.N. Ekweogu (2012). Effects of sweet potatoe( Ipomoeabatatas) on alloxan-induced hyperglycemia in albino wistar rats. Int. J. Nat. Appl. Sci. 8(2):132-136
10. Okwara, J.E., Nnebuo, L.C., Nwosu, D.C., Ahaneku, J.E., et.al (2013). Iron status of some pregnant women in Orlu town-eastern Nigeria. NJM. 22(1):15-18
11. Egwurugwu, J.N.,Nwafor, A., Olorunfemi, O.J., Nwankpa, P., Okwara, J.E. (2013). Prolonged gas flaring and water quality in ObiakpuEgbema, Imo state, Nigeria. Int. Res. J. Environment Sci. 2(4):1-5
12. Okwara, E.C., Meludu, S.C., Okwara, J.E., et.al (2013). Non Protease Inhibitor-Based Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) improves micromineral status in HIV positive Nigerians. Niger. J. Physiol. Sci. 28:105 –107
13. Oluboyo, A.O., Nnamah, N.K., Onyenekwe, C.C., Ikechebelu, J.I., Manafa, P.O., Okwara, J.E., et.al (2013). Assessement of serum prostate specific antigen and fertility hormones in male subjects attending fertility clinic at Nnewi, south eastern Nigeria. Int. J of Phy and Anal. Sci. 1:19-23
14. Onah C.E., Meludu S.C., Dioka C.E., Onuegbu J.A., Amah U.K., Olisekodiaka M.J., Okwara J.E., et.al.(2013). Pattern of male sex hormones in type 2 diabetic patients in Nnewi, South Eastern Nigeria.IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS) 10:(4)65-70
15. Onah C.E., Meludu S.C., Dioka C.E., Amah U.K., Okwara J.E., Osuji, C.U.(2013). Evaluation of selected trace elements in male type 2 diabetic patients in Nnewi, South Eastern Nigeria.J. Health Spec. 1:129-134
16. C.U. Igwe, A.O. Ojiako, J.E. Okwara, et.al (2014). Biochemical and haematological effects of intake of Macrotermesnigeriensis fortified functional diet. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 17 (2):282-286
17. C.U. Igwe, P.A., Okafor, C.O. Ibegbulam, J.E, Okwara.(2014). Effects of pre-eclampsia on plasma and erythrocytic divalent cation concentrations and their bioenergetics of transport. Assian Journal of Medical Sciences; 6(2):18-23
18. Olisekodiaka MJ, Igbeneghu C, Onuegbu AJ, Oriowo OJ, Amah UK and Okwara JE (2017). Evaluation of Albumin and Uric Acid Levels, Catalase activity and total Antioxidant Status in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Osogbo, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS);16(7),105-109
19. Olisekodiaka MJ, Onuegbu AJ, Igbeneghu C, Amah UK, Okwara JE, Uzoka OC.(2017)
Anthropometric and Blood Pressure Measurements, Lipids and Lipoproteins
Levels and Total Antioxidant Status of Pre and Postmenopausal School Teachers
in Osogbo, South-West Nigeria. Saudi Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Science;3:428- 432
20. Okwara J.E, Esharejero M.A, Njoku C.M, Ikaraoha C.I, et.al (2017). Effect Of Cucumber Consumption On Serum Albumin And Plasma Glucose Level In Apparently Healthy Students Of College Of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra. Palgo journal of medicine and medicinal Science Volume 4 Issue 4, August 2017.Page 187- 190
21. Olisekodiaka, M.J, Onuegbu A.J, Igbenuhu C, Garuba W.O, Amah U.K, Okwara J.E, (2018). Measurement of CD4+ cells and liver functions in HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy. Annals of International Medical and Dental Research; 4(1)
22. Okwara John Ekenedilichukwu, Onoh Joy Obioma, Ogbodo Emmanuel Chukwuemeka, et.al.(2018).Evaluation of Serum Lipid Profile in Male Cannabis Smokers of College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research. 8(2)1-6
23. Okwara John Ekenedilichukwu, Ibe Chukwuemeka Solomon, Ogbodo Emmanuel Chukwuemeka, et.al (2018).The Effects Of Cigarette Smoking On The Serum Levels Of Some Antioxidants (Vitamin C And E ) Amongst Male Smokers In Levels In College Of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State. International Journal of Scientific Research and Management (IJSRM);06(01):
24. Anaelechi J. Onuegbu, Japhet M. Olisekodiaka, Sylvia E. Irogue, Ubuo K. Amah, John E. Okwara, et.al (2018). Consumption of Soymilk Reduces Lipid Peroxidation But May Lower Micronutrient Status in Apparently Healthy Individuals. Journal Of Medicinal Food; 00 (0) :1–5
25. Okwara J.E, Ezeugwunne I.P, Onunkwo S.C, Ogbodo E.C. et.al (2019). Effect of alcohol consumption on testosterone, luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone levels in males residing in Nnewi Metropolis, Anambra state, Nigeria. Indian J Forensic Community Med;6(1):13-17.
26. I.P. Ezeugwunne, J.E. Okwara, S. Onogwu, E.C Ogbodo, et.al (2019). Effect of cannabis smoking on vitamin C and E levels of male cannabis smokers in nnewi, Nigeria. Panacea Journal of Medical sciences, 9(1):15-18
27. Chukwunonso Isaiah Enechukwu, Anaelechi Jude Onuegbu, Madu Japheth Olisekodiaka, George Uchenna Eleje, Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Ikechebelu, Joseph Odirichukwu Ugboaja, Ubuo kalu Amah, John Ekenedirichukwu Okwara, Anthony Osita Igwegbe (2019). Oxidative stress markers and lipid profile of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome in a nigerian tertiary hospital. Obstet Gynecol Sci; 62(5):335-343
28. S.E Okpalakunne; P.C Unekwe; L.C Chukwu; J.E Okwara; Mansur Aliyu Ramalan (2020). A scientific compendium of the effects of sildenafil citrate on liver, kidney and heart of male albino rats at Nnewi, South East Nigeria. World Journal of Biology Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 4(2):56-74
29. Ogbu, Innocent S.I; Ezechukwu, Viginia N; Okwara John E; Ogbu Chinemerem ; Esimai, Besie N; O(2021). Zinc, copper, magnesium and glycated haemoglobin levels in obese individuals in Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria. International Research Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. 6(1):1-4
Previous Employment
St Lukes Hospital Anua, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State 1998
Port Harcourt Medical Investigation Centre, Diobu PH Rivers State 1999-2001
Imo State University Teaching Hospital Orlu 2004-2010