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I am a Nigeria-based Public Health Physician with more than 16 years’ experience working in adolescent health, reproductive health, epidemiology of cancer and infectious disease, cancer control, research, education, management, and consultancy. I have planned, implemented, and evaluated health projects at community, district, regional, and national levels in sub-Saharan Africa. I was a consultant/investigator to the CLIP-Nigeria trial, a multi-million-dollar project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Saving Lives at Birth (through Grand Challenges Canada). The project aimed to address the excess maternal and perinatal mortality that derives from the failure to identify and rapidly manage pre-eclampsia and eclampsia at the community level in LMICs. I have been a member of several professional and management groups, especially in the areas of Reproductive health, HIV, cervical cancer, and malaria. I am involved in capacity development, bespoke training, critical review, and overall project management. My research and consultancy have culminated in several publications, including sub-national and national strategy documents, policy briefs, training manuals, and journal articles.
I am passionate about research dissemination and excellent publishing and sit on the editorial board of a couple of reputable journals. I have actively participated in critical reviews at regional, national, and global levels for academic and grant purposes. I have considerable experience in capacity development, training consultancy, and curriculum development. I developed the curriculum and delivered the first session of the Olabisi Onabanjo University flagship basic and applied epidemiology course for senior health managers. I coordinate undergraduate and postgraduate training in Public Health. I also developed the flagship MPH curricula for the Benjamin Carson School of Medicine of Babcock University in Public Health and Reproductive Health. I am a summer fellow of the US National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program and a graduate of the Global Clinical Scholar Research Training Program at the Harvard Medical School. I was the principal investigator for an investigator-sponsored RCT funded by Merck Sharp and Dohme Corporation to seek innovative methods of improving ART adherence among adolescents living with HIV in Nigeria.