Dr. Oyeneye I. AJAYI


Personal Statement

I am a Reader/Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Consultant Family Physician. I have a good background in Epidemiology and expertise in research especially operational research evaluating effectiveness/impact of interventions and health system. My research areas include research in non-communicable and communicable diseases and health system. I am a PhD Epidemiology graduate in the Faculty of Public Health, Epidemiology Unit of EMS Department and I coordinate the PhD and Field Epidemiology Programmes in the department. I supervise students’ projects/thesis/dissertation and mentor my students. I have supervised over 20 master level students and have 3 PhD students currently. I am currently the Ag Head of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, of the Faculty of Public Health.  I have wide experience in research and have successfully written grant proposals and carried out many research projects independently and as member of multidisciplinary teams. These include work on cancer especially in women, hypertension, diabetes, malaria and obesity. I also support the Federal and State malaria control programmes as technical advisor. I have also been part of a team that advised the Cancer Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria on the setting up of cancer prevention program and establishing palliative care services in the country. I have been successful in getting my research findings [Home management of malaria using artemisinin-based combination therapy] across to policy makers and utilized to inform policy and plan intervention in Nigeria.  Recently, I have focused on home management of malaria and malaria in pregnancy and quality of antenatal care especially with regards to focus antenatal care. I have effectively led multidisciplinary team as Principal investigator on many successful projects including multi-country studies.

I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students. My teaching experience spans giving didactic lectures, group work and using case studies to teach. As a consultant family physician, I teach residents in Family Medicine Specialty subjects which include research methods, principles of family medicine, communication skills, and clinical skills among others.

I am also involved in running outreach community health facilities providing care and health education to patients and the community members.

I have to my credit over 40 articles from my research work and interest in peer reviewed journals.


Curriculum Vitae