Folashade Omokhodion

University of Ibadan College of Medicine

Dr. Omokhodion is currently Professor of Occupational and Community Medicine  at the University of Ibadan, and has worked as consultant for national and multinational agencies in Occupational health and international agencies in Community Health.   She served as a short term consultant for the World Bank in 2003 submitting a country report on the Public Health System and the Control of communicable diseases. She was Country Coordinator for the Dreyfus Health Foundation program in Nigeria from 1995- 2005 supervising and coordinating several community health projects across the country.   She was a Visiting lecturer to the Department of Public Health of University of Kuopio, Finland in 2005 and a Visiting Professor to the Occupational Medicine program at the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in 2009.   She also served as Research Advisor to Shell Petroleum Development Corporation of Nigeria in 2010/2011.

Dr. Omokhodion has conducted studies and published several papers on aspects of occupational toxicology, workers in small scale industries, women’s health, students’ health and childhood diseases especially diarrhoeal diseases and home management of malaria. She has also focused on smoking habits of secondary school children, medical students and physicians. She has over 70 papers in peer reviewed journals and has contributed several chapters in books.  Dr. Omokhodion has supervised several dissertations for Masters in Public Health and PhD in Public Health and held several tenures in academic positions as sub dean postgraduate at the University.  Folashade Omokhodion attended Queen’s College Yaba, Lagos from 1968 to 1974 and then proceeded to the College of Medicine of the University of Ibadan from where she graduated MBBS in 1979.  

Dr. Omokhodion also serves as a member of the DCP3 Advisory Committee to the Editors.

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