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.
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