Dr. Etowa is also the Director and Lead Investigator of the Collaborative Critical Research for Equity and Transformation in Health (CO-CREATH) Lab. She is a transformational leader in health equity, antiracism, and community empowerment research within Canada and internationally.

 Her research and mentoring have led to real-world change at the practice, program, and policy levels. Her research programs include many nationally- and internationally-funded studies on African, the Caribbean, and Black (ACB) health, health equity, perinatal health, the COVID-19 pandemic, HIV/AIDS, nurses’ work life, and community health nursing.