Brief Biosketch

I am a chronic disease epidemiologist and dental public health researcher who focuses on epidemiologic and psychosocial research of oral diseases and systemic health across the lifecourse. Specifically, I am interested in: 1) the application of novel epidemiology methods (i.e. causal inference methods) to oral epidemiology to facilitate causal interpretation of my research findings, 2) develop better and more efficient methods to screen and diagnose oral diseases for research purposes, 3) identify modifiable risk factors for poor oral health outcome across the life course and, 4) translate my research findings into actionable population level interventions.


Current Position

Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Public Health and Policy
Virginia Commonwealth University

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University


Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC

Certificate in Dental Public Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research , Bethesda, MD

M.P.H. in , Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

B.D.S. in , Dental Surgery, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

aderonke Akinkugbe