South African Young Academy of Science

Olanrewaju Oladimeji

Olanrewaju Oladimeji

Dr Olanrewaju Oladimeji is an epidemiologist at the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University.  He is also a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA.  He graduated from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He completed his PhD in Public Health Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He received a prestigious Fogarty Global Health Award from Fogarty International Centre / National Institute of Health for his postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA, in 2019. His publication record includes authoring and co-authoring of several articles in DHET accredited journals, and the impact of his research is reflected in a number of high-profile citations (Google Scholar: 10,332 and Web of Science: 9,389). His current h-index is 27 and i10-index is 37 (Google Scholar). He serves on the Editorial Board of several journals, including PLoS ONE and Biomedical Central journals. He has adjunct affiliations with several Universities and serves in various academic committees.   He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH), a Fellow of the African Scientific Institute (ASI), a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the America Public Health Association (APHA), and the America Thoracic Society (ATS). He has been involved in the implementation of large surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa countries. He is very passionate about TB / HIV research.