Dr. Emmanuel S. ADEBAYO


 Emmanuel Segun Adebayo 1

Name: Emmanuel S. ADEBAYO

Designation: Research Fellow

Faculty: Clinical Sciences 

Department: Institute of Child Health

Phone number: +234 901041690

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Emmanuel Adebayo is a faculty at the Adolescent Health Unit, of the Institute of Child Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has a master’s in public health and a PhD in Adolescent Health. He has been involved in the design, planning and implementation of several adolescent health programs and research at sub-national, national, and global level.

As an early career researcher and academic, Emmanuel has contributed to science knowledge and implementation through several publications, conference presentations, and grey materials published in various blogs. His contributions have mostly been in the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and development of measures and indicators for adolescent health. As part of his contributions to science he is a reviewer for international journals, and a managing editor for the Nigerian Journal for Child and Adolescent Health (NJCAH), a journal published by the Institute of Child Health. Emmanuel has participated as a co-PI for several research grants, and is a NIH/Fogarty Global Health Fellow 2021/2022, a MEPIN Fellow and a SCaRT Fellow.

As part of his contribution to policy and development, Emmanuel led the development of the first Monitoring and Evaluation plan for the health and development of adolescents in Nigeria. He also led the domestication of this plan and the national adolescent health policy in two states in two political regions of the country. He is a co-chair of the data, information management and accountability sub-committee of the National Technical Working Group on Adolescent Health, a co-chair of the WHO led expert committee on adolescent health metrics – the Global Action for the Measurement of Adolescent Health (GAMA), a member of the WHO expert committee on Adolescent wellbeing, and a member of the advisory expert committee for the Global Financing Facility (GFF).

Emmanuel is also the PRO for the Society for Adolescent and Young Peoples’ Health in Nigeria (SAYPHIN), a member of the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH) and a member of the Society for Public Health Professionals in Nigeria.


Current Research and Capacity Building Projects including Grants

Title: HIV prevention strategies among adolescents: Use of mobile technology to enhance the capacity of teachers to teach Family Life and HIV Education in Nigeria

Funder: Fogarty International Center and the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number D43 TW010543

Brief Summary: This is a multi-phase RCT study. The major aims are to review studies that have used mobile technology as a strategy in the prevention, care, and management of HIV among adolescents and to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of mobile app-based versus in-person educational intervention among secondary (high) schoolteachers to improve their capacity to teach Family Life and HIV Education (FLHE).

Role: PI

Collaborators (Mentors): Wafaie Fawzi, Adesola Ogunniyi, Adesola Olumide, Angela Chukwu


1. Olumide AO, Adebayo E, Oluwagbayela B., (2016). Gender disparities in the experience, effects and reporting of electronic aggression among secondary school students in Nigeria. BMJ Glob Health Vol.1 No 3 doi: 10.1136.  Click here.

2. Olumide AO, Adebayo E, Ojengbede OA., (2016). Using photovoice in adolescent health research: a case-study of the Well-being of Adolescents in Vulnerable Environments (WAVE) Study in Ibadan, Nigeria. International Journal of Adolescent medicine and health, Vol. 30 No 2. doi: 10.1515/IJAMH-2016-0040.

3. Chandra-Mouli, V., Plesons, M., Adebayo, E., Amin, A., Avni, M., Kraft, J. M., Lane, C., Brundage, C. L., Kreinin, T., Bosworth, E., Garcia-Moreno, C. and Malarcher, S. (2017) ‘Implications of the Global Early Adolescent Study’s Formative Research Findings for Action and for Research.’, The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. Elsevier, Vol. 61 No 4S, pp. S5–S9. doi: 10.1016.

4. Amin, A., Kågesten, A., Adebayo, E. and Chandra-Mouli, V. (2018) ‘Addressing Gender Socialization and Masculinity Norms Among Adolescent Boys: Policy and Programmatic Implications’, Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 62 No 3, S72–S80pp. doi: 10.1016.

5. Chandra-Mouli V., Lenz, C., Adebayo E., Lang I., Gomez L., Chatterjee V. et al. (2018) ‘A systematic review of the use of adolescent mystery clients in assessing the adolescent friendliness of health services in high, middle, and low-income countries’, Global Health Action. Taylor & Francis, 11(1), p. 1536412. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2018.1536412.

6. Adebayo E. Increasing Incidence of out-of-school Adolescents in Nigeria: Adolescent Health Implications. Niger J Child Adolesc Heal. 2019;2(2):48–53.

7. Adebayo E., Eni-Olorunda T., Bankole I., Adebayo A., Adebambo A., Nwaiwu C. (2018) Adolescents’ perception of the legalization of abortion in South-West Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Public Health 3(1).

8. Olumide A.O., Adebayo E., Ekundayo O.S., (2018) The Law and its constraints for adolescent research in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Public Health 3(1).

9. Adebayo, E. (2020). Social capital among in-school adolescents in urban Nigeria: Gender differences. Gender and Behaviour 18.2:15698–15706. Click here

10. Bash-Taqi, R., Watson, K., Akwara, E., Adebayo, E., and Chandra-Mouli, V. 2020. From commitment to implementation_ lessons learnt from the first National Strategy for the Reduction _ Enhanced Reader.pdf. Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters 28.1:1–15. Click here.

11. Guthold R, Moller AB, Adebayo E, Carvajal L, Ekman C, Fagan L, et al. Priority Areas for Adolescent Health Measurement. J Adolesc Heal. Click here

12. Hlatshwako TG, Shah SJ, Kosana P, Adebayo E, Hendriks J, Larsson EC, et al. Comment Online health survey research during COVID-19. Lancet Digit Heal. Click here.

13. Adebayo E, Olumide A, Adebayo A, Oyetunde O. Practice of Covid-19 preventive measures among young people – the importance of information provision. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2021;14(4).

14. Diaz T, Strong KL,Cao B,Guthold R, Moran AC, Moller AB, Requejo J, Sadana R,Amuthavalli Thiyagarajan J, Adebayo E, Akwara E, Amouzou A, Aponte Varon JJ, Azzopardi P, Boschi-Pinto C, Carvajal L, Chandra-Mouli V, Crofts S, Dastgiri S, Dery JS, Elnakib S, Fagan L, Ferguson J, Fitzner J Friedman HS, Hagell A, Jongstra E, Kann L, Chatterji S, English M, Glaziou P, Hanson C, Hosseinpoor, A, Marsh A, Morgan A, Munos MK, Noor A, Pavlin BI, Pereira R, PorthTA, Rafeh AA, Schellenberg J, Siddique R, Solis AB, Storey A, You D, Vaz LME, Banerjee A. A call for standard age disaggregated health data. The Lancet Healthy Longevity. 2021

15. Olumide AO, Shmueli A, Omotade OO, Adebayo ES, Alonge TO, Ogun GO. Economic costs of terminal care for communicable diseases selected non- communicable diseases­ from a healthcare perspective: a review of mortality records from a tertiary hospital in Nigeria. BMJ Open. 2021;1–7.

16. Newby H, Marsh A, Moller A, Adebayo E, Azzopardi P, Carvajal L, Fagan L, Friedman H, Ba Mariame Guèye, Hagell A, Morgan A, Saewyc E, Guthold, Regina Review article A Scoping Review of Adolescent Health Indicators. J Adolesc Heal. Click here

17. Lasode AO, Ajibola FO, Adebayo E, SOetan O. Perceived influences of virtual communication on interpersonal. Int J Psychol Educ. 2020;4(4):1–16.

18. Guthold R, Carvajal L, Adebayo E, Azzopardi P, Baltag V, Dastgiri S, et al. The Importance of Mental Health Measurement to Improve Global Adolescent Health. J Adolesc Heal. Click here.

19. Olumide AO, Shmueli A, Adebayo ES, Omotade OO. Economic costs of cigarette smoking among adolescents in Nigeria. J Public Heal 2022;30:1701–12. Click here

20. Marsh AD, Moller AB, Saewyc E, Adebayo E, Akwara E, Azzopardi P, et al. Priority Indicators for Adolescent Health Measurement – Recommendations From the Global Action for Measurement of Adolescent Health (GAMA) Advisory Group. J Adolesc Heal 2022. Click here



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