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Dr Olawepo’s research explores chronic illnesses among people living with HIV. He has done research in global health, infectious diseases epidemiology, maternal and child health, obesity, and air quality. He is also interested in mixed methods research and implementation science.
Dr Olawepo received his medical training from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria and postgraduate training in Public Health from the University of London, United Kingdom, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA. He has over ten years of clinical, programmatic, and research experience working on CDC, USAID, and NIH grants.

Education
PhD, Public Health (Global and Environmental Health), University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), USA
MSc, Public Health (Health Services Management), University of London, UK
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Research Interests
Global Health, Infectious diseases epidemiology, Maternal and child health, Obesity, Community-based participatory research, and Implementation science

Courses
PHTH 4120: Global Perspectives on Discrimination and Health

Selected Recent Publications
Olawepo, J.O., Pharr, J.R., Cross, C.L., Kachen, A., Olakunde, B.O., & Sy, F.S. (2020). Changes in body mass index among people living with HIV who are new on highly active antiretroviral therapy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS Care, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2020.1770181

Olawepo, J.O & Chen, L.-W.A. (2019). Health benefits from upgrading public buses for cleaner air: A case study of Clark County, Nevada and the United States. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 16(5), 720.

Gbadamosi, S.O., Itanyi, I.U., Menson, W.N.A., Olawepo, J.O., Bruno, T., Ogidi, A.G., Patel, D.V., Oko, J., Onoka, A.O., & Ezeanolue, E.E. (2019). Targeted HIV testing for male partners of HIV positive pregnant women in a high prevalence setting in Nigeria. PLoS ONE, 14(1): e0211022.

Olawepo, J.O., Pharr, J.R., & Kachen, A. (2018). The use of social marketing campaigns to increase HIV testing: A systematic review. AIDS Care, 31(2), 153-162.

Gbadamosi, S.O., Eze, C., Olawepo, J.O., Iwelunmor, J., Sarpong, D.F., Ogidi, A.G., Patel, D., Oko, J.O., Onoka, C., & Ezeanolue, E.E. (2018). A patient-held smartcard with a unique identifier and mHealth platform to improve the availability of prenatal test results in rural Nigeria: Demonstration study. J Med Internet Res, 20(1):e18.