Ag. Director

Adesola O. OLUMIDE MBBS, MPH, FWACP, FMCPH is a Senior Medical Research Fellow and Consultant Physician at the Institute of Child Health, University of Ibadan/ University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. I coordinate the Adolescent Health component of the MPH (Child and Adolescent Health) course run by the Institute of Child Health and give lectures in Adolescent Health to students on the MPH (CAH) course. I also supervise MPH students’ research projects and students on internship in the Adolescent health unit.

My research interests are in adolescent and young people’s health. Specifically, epidemiology and risk factors for non-communicable conditions (intentional and unintentional injuries including traditional and cyberbullying, traffic and sporting injuries) and health risk behaviours (substance use, unsafe sex) among adolescents. In addition, I have a keen interest in research incorporating the use of m-health interventions among adolescents and other populations.

I have been actively involved in research among adolescents. I was the Principal Investigator on the University of Ibadan Senate Research Grant-sponsored study on Incidence and Effects of Electronic  Media-Related Harassment among Secondary School Students in Oyo State, Nigeria’. I was a co-PI on the multi-city study, the Well-being of Adolescents in Vulnerable Environments (WAVE) study. In addition, I was the lead investigator on the Planned Parenthood Global-sponsored baseline study to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice in the use of technology to access sexual and reproductive health information and services by young persons in Nigeria. Findings from this study provided useful information for the development of the PPG website ‘Da Subject Matter”. The website which was launched this month (February, 2016) provides comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information to adolescents and young people.

I have expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods and in the use of data analysis software (such as SPSS and ATLAS.ti). I am a trainee of the CaRT (Cardiovascular Research Training Institute) eCapacity Program run by the University of Ghana and NYU School of Medicine and funded by the National Institute for Health’s Fogarty International Center.  Through this eCapacity programme, I received training in utilization of ICT tools in bio-medical research. This includes the use of Google Apps, electronic data collection and project management tools.

I enjoy mentoring young people (adolescents, students and younger faculty), working in multi-disciplinary research teams and on novel projects, traveling and meeting people.