South African Young Academy of Science

Olanrewaju Oladimeji

Olanrewaju Oladimeji

Olanrewaju Oladimeji is an epidemiologist at the Department of Public Health, Walter Sisulu University.  He is an NRF-Y1 rated researcher and a visiting scholar at the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA.  He graduated with a medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and subsequently completed his master’s degree in epidemiology and medical statistics from the same institution. He obtained a PhD in Public Health Medicine from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He later received a prestigious Fogarty Global Health award from the Fogarty International Center/National Institute of Health for his postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/148771. He was involved in the implementation of national TB and HIV surveys in sub-Saharan Africa countries.  He has published several articles in DHET-accredited journals, and the impact of his research is reflected in many high-profile citations (Google Scholar: 16,526 and Web of Science: 15, 548). His current h-index is 28, and his i10-index is  41 (Google Scholar). He serves as an academic editor for PLOS One and associate editor for Biomedical Central. He has affiliations with several universities, where he supervises postgraduate students and serves in various academic committees. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), a Fellow of the African Scientific Institute (ASI), a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS).