Dr. Joshua O. AKINYEMI

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Name: Dr. Joshua O. AKINYEMI


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 Department:Epidemiology and Medical Statistics

 Designation: Senior Lecturer

 Brief Biography:



NAME: Joshua Odunayo AKINYEMI

DEPARTMENT: Epidemiology and Medical Statistics

FACULTY: Public Health

COLLEGE: College of Medicine     

First Academic Appointment: Assistant Lecturer (04 July 2006)

Present post (with date): Lecturer II (01 October 2009)

Date of last promotion: 01 October 2009

Date last considered: N/A


University Education


Department of Epidemiology, Medical Statistics and Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan

2007 – Till Date

Department of Epidemiology, Medical Statistics and Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan

2004 – 2006

Department of Industrial Mathematics and Computer Science, Federal University of Technology, Akure

1994 – 2000


Academic Qualifications

Dates and Granting bodies

MSc Medical Statistics

2006, University of Ibadan

Bachelor of Technology(B Tech) [2nd Class Upper division] Computer Science

2000, Federal University of Technology, Akure

Professional Qualifications and Diplomas (with dates): Nil      

Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes (with dates) in respect of undergraduate and postgraduate work only

·        Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) PhD Fellowship - 2010

Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies

·        Member, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)

·        Member, Population Association of America (PAA)

·        Member, Epidemiological Society of Nigeria (EPISON)

Details of Teaching Experience at University Level

Undergraduate Teaching (Since 2006)

·        Introduction to Medical Statistics (PSM 201):  200 Level MBBS and BDS students, Bsc(Nursing), BSc(Human Nutrition), BSc(Biochemistry) and BSc(Physiology) and 300 Level B (Pharm) students.

·        Public Health Science (PSM 401): 400 Level BSc(Nursing)

·        Teaching of Medical Statistics  during PSM block postings and  Ibarapa Community Posting of Clinical MBBS students

Postgraduate teaching (Since 2007)

Assist in teaching:

·        Statistical Methods for Multiple Variables (EMS 707)*

·        Non-parametric Statistics (EMS 704)*

·        Medical Statistics in Practice (EMS 706)*

·        Basic Statistical Procedures (EMS 727)and Research Methodology(EMS 726)**

*MSc (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Msc (Medical Statistics)

**MSc (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Msc (Medical Statistics), Msc (Epidemiology), MPH (Field Epidemiology), MPH (Community Health), MPH (Health Promotion and Education), MPH (Medical Demography), MPH (Community Health),


(a) Completed

Cognitive dysfunction in Nigerian Patients with Parkinson’s Disease, in collaboration with Akinyemi RO, Okubadejo NU, Ogunniyi A et al. 2006-2007

The objective of the study was to determine the pattern, frequency, and predictors of cognitive dysfunction  in a cohort of Nigerian patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) compared with 50 demographically matched controls using the modified Community Screening Instrument for Dementia (CSI‘D’) and selected items from the Ibadan Neuropsychological Battery (I-NB). The study revealed that 21.6% patients with PD exhibited cognitive impairment.  Older ages at disease onset is an important predictor of cognitive dysfunction in PD.

Patients Perception and Knowledge of Anaesthesia, in collaboration with Eyelade OR and Adewole IF. 2008        

The study was aimed at determining patients’ perception and knowledge about anaesthesia as well as factors influencing it. Patients concerns about surgery and pains were also documented. It was found that 35.4% had some knowledge about the risks of anaesthesia and the commonest concern is death on the operating table (34.5%). Other issues of concern included pain during surgical operation (30.1%) and waking up in the middle of surgery (25.8%).

(b) In-progress

Utilization and Effectiveness of Integrated Vector Management (IVM) Strategies For Malaria Control within selected communities in Ibadan, Nigeria.

 A University of Ibadan Senate Research Grant Project in collaboration with Bamgboye EA, Falusi GA, Ajayi IO, Ana GREE, Oloruntoba EO and Ibrahim TK

The objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of Integrated Vector Management (IVM) strategies for the management of malaria in selected urban and rural communities in Ibadan. Baseline data has been collected while the malaria vector control intervention is ongoing.

PhD Thesis

Levels, Trends, and Differentials of Infant and Child Mortality in Nigeria: 1990 - 2008

The general objective of the study is to determine factors associated with the trends and differentials of infant and child mortality and develop a Cox-proportional hazard model for child survivorship in Nigeria.

Results from the project will provide evidence on the trends and differentials of child mortality in Nigeria and the associated factors. In addition, a model for predicting child survivorship would be developed; such model would be useful for health policy programs aimed at improving child health and survival. The study would also generate additional knowledge on the dynamics of child survival in the geo-political zones of Nigeria. Such findings can influence policy decisions at national or regional levels. The study is well on course with data acquisition completed and data quality assessment currently being undertaken.

Dissertation and Thesis

Akinyemi J.O. (2006)Profile of HIV-Infected Childbearing Women and Compliance with Prevention of Mother – to – Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Interventions in University College Hospital Ibadan. (MSc Medical Statistics Dissertation).



Books already published: - Nil

Chapters in books already published: Nil

Articles that have already appeared in Refereed Conference Proceedings: Nil

Patents: Nil

Articles that have already appeared in learned journals:

  1. Oladokun, A.,Morhason-Bello,I.O.,Enakpene,C.A., Owonikoko, K.M., Akinyemi, J.O.,Obisesan, K.A.. (2007) Sexual Behaviour and Contraceptive Usage of Secondary School Adolescents in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Reproduction & Contraception 18(4);1-6.(Location: China, Percentage Contribution:20%)
  2. Oladokun, A.Morhason-Bello, I.A., Eyelade, O.R., Adedokun, B.O., Akinyemi,O., Adewole, I.F. (2007). Awareness and desirability of the Nigerian antenatal women about analgesia use during childbirth. Nigerian Medical Journal 48(4):85-88(Location: Nigeria, Percentage contribution: 20% )
  3. Akinyemi, R.O., Okubadejo, N.N., Akinyemi, J.O., Owolabi, M.O., Owolabi, L.F., Ogunniyi A. (2008). Cognitive Dysfunction in Nigerians with Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders 23(10): 1378-1383. (Location: USA, Percentage Contribution:30%)
  4. Olowookere, S.A., Fatiregun, A.A., Akinyemi, J.O., Bamgboye, E.A., Osagbemi, G.K. (2008).  Prevalence and determinants of nonadherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV/AIDS in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Infections in Developing Countries 2(5): 369-372. (Location: Italy, Percentage Contribution: 40%)
  5. Akinyemi, J.O. (2008). Meta-Analysis: The way forward in medical discovery. Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine6(1):27-32.(Location: Nigeria, Percentage Contribution: 100%)
  6. Fasola,F.A., Kotila, T.R., Akinyemi, J.O. (2008). Trends in Transfusion-Transmitted Viral Infections from 2001 to 2006 in Ibadan, Nigeria. Intervirology 51: 427 – 431.(Location: Switzerland, Percentage Contribution: 25%)
  7. Oladokun, A.,Eyelade, O., Morhason-Bello, I.,Fadare, O.,  Akinyemi, J., Adedokun B. (2009). Awareness and desirability of labor epidural analgesia: A survey of Nigerian women. International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia 18: 38-42.(Location: UK, Percentage Contribution: 20%)
  8. Akinyemi, R.O,.Ogah, O.S, Ogundipe, R.F., Oyesola, O.A., Oyadoke, A.A., Ogunlana, M.O., Otubogun, F.M., Odeyinka, T.F, Alabi, B.S., Akinyemi, J.O., Osinfade, J.K., Kalaria, R.N. (2009) Knowledge and perception of stroke amongst hospital workers in an African community. European Journal of Neurology 16: 998 – 1003. (Location: Finland, Percentage Contribution:20%)
  9. Eyelade, O.R., Akinyemi, J.O., Adewole, I.F. (2009). Risks associated with Anaesthesia: Patients’ knowledge and concerns. African Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2009;9(1):5-7. (Location: Nigeria, Percentage Contribution:30%)
  10. Adesina, O., Oladokun, A., Akinyemi, O., Adedokun B., Awolude O., Odaibo G., Olaleye D., Adewole I. (2010). Human Immuno-deficiency virus and Hepatitis B virus co-infection in pregnancy at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 39 (4): 305 – 310.
  11. Akinyemi, J.O., Awolude, O.A., Adewole, I.F., Kanki, P.J. (2010). Condom use among antiretroviral therapy patients in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Infections in Developing Countries 4(8); 495-502
  12. Omigbodun, O.O., Adediran, K.I., Akinyemi, J.O., Omigbodun, A.O., Adedokun, B.O., Oluyomi, E. (2010). Gender and rural-urban differences in the nutritional status of in-school adolescents in South-Western Nigeria. Journal of Biosocial Science 42; 653-676.
  13. Eyelade, O.R., Akinyemi, J.O., Adewole, I.F. (2010). Patients’s perception and knowledge of anaesthesia and anaesthetists – a questionnaire survey. South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia 16(4); 28-31.
  14. Oladokun, R.E., Jiboye, J., Akinyemi, J.O. (2010). HIV awareness and sexual behaviour among in-school students in North-Central Nigeria. Reviews in Infection 1(2); 94-99.
  15. Yusuf, B., Omigbodun, O., Adedokun, B., Akinyemi, O. (2011). Identifying predictors of violent behaviour among students using the conventional logistic and multilevel logistic models. Journal of Applied Statistics 38(5):1055 – 1061.
  16. Babalola, C.P., Awoleye, S.A., Akinyemi, J.O., Kotila, O.A. (2011). Evaluation of prescription pattern in Osun State (Southwest) Nigeria. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology 3(3): 94-98.
  17. Adesina, O., Oladokun, A., Akinyemi O., Akingbola T, Awolude O, Adewole I. (2011). Risk of anaemia in HIV positive pregnant women in Ibadan, South West Nigeria. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 40 (1): 67 – 73.
  18. Otegbayo, J.A., Akingbola, T.S., Akinyemi, J.O., Adedapo, K.S., Odaibo, G.N., Aken’Ova, Y.A., Olaleye, D.O., Adewole, I.F., Murphy, R., Kanki, P. (2011). Immunological and biochemical change in Nigerian patients with Hepatitis B co-infection on antiretroviral therapy. World Journal of AIDS 1: 31-36.
  19. Adesina, O., Akinyemi, O., Oladokun, A. (2011). Anaemia in pregnancy at two levels of healthcare in Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria. Annals of African Medicine 10 (4):
  20. Amoo, G., Akinyemi, R.O., Onofa, L.U., Akinyemi, J.O., Baiyewu, O., Ogunlesi, A.O., Ogunniyi, O. (2011). Profile of clinically-diagnosed dementias in a neuropsychiatric practice in Abeokuta, South-Western Nigeria.African Journal of Psychiatry 14: 377-382.
  21. Fagbamigbe, A.F., Akinyemi, J.O., Adedokun, B.O., Bamgboye, E.A. (2011). Gender variation in self-reported likelihood of HIV infection in comparison with HIV test results in rural and urban Nigeria.AIDS Research and Therapy 8 (44): 1-8.
  22. Adebowale, S.A., Akinyemi, J.O. (2011). Parity progression and birth interval analysis: an implication for under-five mortality in Ekiti communities, South-Western, Nigeria. Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research 1(12): 3012-3022.
  23. Ogunleye O.O., Ogundele S.O., Akinyemi J.O., Ogbera A.O. (2012). Clustering of hypertension, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia in a Nigerian population: a cross sectional study. African Journal of Medicine and medical Sciences 41(2):191-195.
  24. Kavanaugh M.L., Moore A.M., Akinyemi O., Adewole I., Dzekedzeke K., Awolude O., Arulogun O. 2012. Community attitudes towards childbearing and abortion among HIV-positive women in Nigeria and Zambia. Culture, Health and Sexuality: Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care,DOI:10.1080/13691058.2012.745271

Books, Chapters in Books and Articles already accepted for publication: Nil

Technical Reports and Monographs: Nil

Major Conferences Attended with Papers Read(in the last 5 years)

  1. Akinyemi JO, Irabor AE, Fayemiwo SA, Olaleye OD, Adewole IF, Kanki PJ. Predictors of mortality in new adult HIV/AIDS patients at the University College Hospital Ibadan. Paper presented at the 5th National Conference on HIV/AIDS 2nd-5th May 2010.
  2. Akinyemi JO, Irabor AE, Fayemiwo SA, Adewole IF, Kanki PJ.  Trends in Adult HIV/AIDS patient enrollment and co-morbidities at University College Hospital, Ibadan. Paper  presented at the 5th National Conference on HIV/AIDS 2nd-5thMay 2010
  3. Akinyemi JO, Ayeni O. (2008) Improving the reliability of national statistics on maternal mortality: the role of Epidemiology. Paper presented at the Strategic Dialogue of Stakeholders on Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Deaths in Nigeria at The Centre for Reproductive Health Research, Sagamu, Nigeria, 14th May 2008.
  4. Akinyemi Joshua, Awolude OA, Adewole IF, Kanki P. (2008) Condom use among antiretroviral therapy patients in Nigeria. Paper presented at the seminar on Potential and Actual Contributions of Behavioural Change to Curbing the Spread of HIV organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Sexual Behaviour and HIV/AIDS and Population Council, Nairobi Kenya, in Entebbe, Uganda, 18 – 20 February 2008.

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