Prof. Eme T. OWOAJE

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Name: Prof. Eme T. OWOAJE


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 Department: Community Medicine

Designation: Professor

Brief Biography:



Owoaje, Eme Theodora


Senior Lecturer

Department of Community Medicine,

College of Medicine, University of Ibadan





(if applicable)



University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

West African College of Physicians , Faculty of Community Health






Community Health

Medical University of South Carolina



Medical Informatics/


University of South Africa





 Positions and  Honors

Positions and Employment

2010-Date             Director, Research Management Office, University of Ibadan

2006-2008             Acting Head, Department of Community Medicine, University of Ibadan

2001-Date             Senior Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, University of Ibadan

2007-2010             Training Officer, Faculty of Community Health, West African College of Physicians

2004-2006            Coordinator, Master of Public Health program, Department of Community Medicine

2004-2006            Coordinator, Residency training, Department of Community Medicine

1998-2001            Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, University of Ibadan.

1997-1998            Research Associate, Nationwide Network for Health, Ibadan, Nigeria. 

1989-1997          Resident Doctor in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

1988-1989          Medical Officer at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria during National   Youth Service assignment.

1987-1988        Internship  at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State


Professional memberships:

Member of the  Nigerian Medical Association.

Fellow of the West African College of Physicians

Member of the Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria.

Member of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria

Member of the International Epidemiological Association

Member, Society for Research Administration International

Member, West African Research and Innovation Management Association

Other Experiences

4 month (Fall Semester) non-degree graduate  training in Epidemiology and Medical Informatics at the Department of Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston USA (2001)   

UNDP sponsored Training of Trainers course on  Integrating HIV/AIDS as a Social Issue into Tertiary level Curricula at the University of South Africa (2005)

SRA International Short Term Grant to visit the Office of Sponsored Research at the University of Florida at Gainesville for three months (2009).

Three week International Extramural Associate Residency training at the  Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (2010)


 Research Support

Current Support:

  1. Strengthening Research Administrative Infrastructure of the University of Ibad ( IEARDA Grant  from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health  and Human Development)                               
  2. University of Ibadan HIV/AIDS Policy Project aimed at  implementing the institutional HIV/AIDS policy developed  for the University of Ibadan (PI). Funded by the  John and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation                                                  

Recently Completed Research Projects:                                                                               

Sexual risk behaviours of street youths in Ibadan funded by the Centre for Population and Reproductive Health.                                                                                                                           

Multi-country study on standard helmet use among motorcyclists  in LMIC


Peer reviewed publications and government technical reports (in chronological order).

  1. Asuzu MC, Johnson OO, Owoaje EE, Rotimi CN, Kaufman JS, Cooper RS. Questions on adult mortality. World Health Forum1996;17(4):373-6.
  2. Kaufman JS, Owoaje EE, James SA, Rotimi CN, Cooper RS. Determinants of hypertension in West Africa: contribution of anthropometric and dietary factors to urban-rural and socioeconomic gradients. Am J Epidemiol1996 Jun 15;143(12):1203-18.
  3. Cooper RS, Rotimi CN, Kaufman JS, Owoaje EE, Fraser H, Forrester T, Wilks R, Riste LK, Cruickshank JK. Prevalence of NIDDM among populations of the African diaspora. Diabetes Care1997 Mar;20(3):343-8.
  4. Kaufman JS, Asuzu MC, Rotimi CN, Johnson OO, Owoaje EE, Cooper RS. The absence of adult mortality data for sub-Saharan Africa: a practical solution. Bull World Health Organ1997;75(5):389-95.
  5. Owoaje EE, Rotimi CN, Kaufman JS, Tracy J, Cooper RS. Prevalence of adult diabetes in Ibadan, Nigeria. East Afr Med J1997 May;74(5):299-302.
  6. Rotimi CN, Cooper RS, Marcovina SM, McGee D, Owoaje E, Ladipo M. Serum distribution of lipoprotein(a) in African Americans and Nigerians: potential evidence for a genotype-environmental effect. Genet Epidemiol1997;14(2):157-68.
  7. Kaufman JS, Owoaje EE, Rotimi CN, Cooper RS. Blood pressure change in Africa: case study from Nigeria. Hum Biol1999 Aug;71(4):641-57.
  8. Rotimi C, Okosun I, Johnson L, Owoaje E, Lawoyin T, Asuzu M, Kaufman J, Adeyemo A, Cooper R. The distribution and mortality impact of chronic energy deficiency among adult Nigerian men and women. Eur J Clin Nutr1999 Sep;53(9):734-9.
  9. Rotimi CN, Cooper RS, Cao G, Ogunbiyi O, Ladipo M, Owoaje E, Ward R. Maximum-likelihood generalized heritability estimate for blood pressure in Nigerian families. Hypertension1999 Mar;33(3):874-8.
  10. Asuzu MC, Johnson OO, Owoaje ET, Kaufman JS, Rotimi C, Cooper RS. The Idikan adult mortality study. Afr J Med Med Sci2000 Jun;29(2):115-8.
  11. Agbeja-Baiyeroju AM, Omoruyi M, Owoaje ET. Effectiveness of trabeculectomy on glaucoma patients in Ibadan. Afr J Med Med Sci2001 Mar-Jun;30(1-2):39-42.
  12. Odukogbe AA, Adewole IF, Ojengbede OA, Olayemi O, Fawole BO, Ahmed Y, Owoaje E. Grandmultiparity--trends and complications: a study in two hospital settings. J Obstet Gynaecol2001 Jul;21(4):361-7.
  13. Agbeja-Baiyeroju AM, Owoaje ET, Omoruyi M. Trabeculectomy in young Nigerian patients. Afr J Med Med Sci2002 Mar;31(1):33-5.
  14. Lawoyin TO, Asuzu MC, Kaufman J, Rotimi C, Owoaje E, Johnson L, Cooper R. Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in an African, urban inner city community. West Afr J Med2002 Jul-Sep;21(3):208-11.
  15. Owoaje ET, Oyemade A, Kolude OO. Previous BFHI training and nurses' knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding exclusive breastfeeding. Afr J Med Med Sci2002 Jun;31(2):137-40.
  16. Lawoyin TO, Asuzu MC, Kaufman J, Rotimi C, Johnson L, Owoaje E, Cooper R. Using verbal autopsy to identify and proportionally assign cause of death in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria. Niger Postgrad Med J2004 Sep;11(3):182-6.
  17. Olapade-Olaopa EO, Agunloye A, Ogunlana DI, Owoaje ET, Marinho T. Chronic dehydration and symptomatic upper urinary tract stones in young adults in Ibadan, Nigeria. West Afr J Med2004 Apr-Jun;23(2):146-50.
  18. Odukogbe AA, Adebamowo CA, Adeniji AO, Omigbodun AO, Olayemi O, Oladokun A, Owolabi MS, Aimakhu C, Adewole IF, Owoaje E. Total ovulating period: any contribution to ovarian carcinogenesis? Afr J Med Med Sci2005 Sep;34(3):307-9.
  19. Ogunbiyi AO, Owoaje E, Ndahi A. Prevalence of skin disorders in school children in Ibadan, Nigeria. Pediatr Dermatol2005 Jan-Feb;22(1):6-10.
  20. Owoaje ET, Olaolorun FM. Intimate partner violence among women in a migrant community in southwest Nigeria. Int Q Community Health Educ2005;25(4):337-49.
  21. Balogun MO, Owoaje ET. Work conditions and health problems of female traders in Ibadan, Nigeria. Afr J Med Med Sci. 2007 Mar;36(1):57-63.
  22. Olawale OA, Owoaje ET. Incidence and pattern of injuries among residents of a rural area in South-Western Nigeria: a community-based study. BMC Public Health. 2007;7:246.
  23. Ogunbiyi AO, Omigbodun Y, Owoaje E. Prevalence of skin disorders in school children in southwest Nigeria. Int J Adolesc Med Health2009 Apr-Jun;21(2):235-41.
  24. Owoaje ET, Olusola-Taiwo O. Sexual harassment experiences of female graduates of Nigerian tertiary institutions. Int Q Community Health Educ2009;30(4):337-48.
  25. Owoaje ET, Uchendu OC. Sexual risk behaviour of street youths in south west Nigeria. East Afr J Public Health2009 Dec;6(3):274-9.
  26. Adebiyi AO, Faseru B, Sangowawa AO, Owoaje ET. Tobacco use amongst out of school adolescents in a Local Government Area in Nigeria. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy.2010;5:24.
  27. Osungbade KO, Oginni SA, Olumide EA, Owoaje ET. Clinical audit of intra-partum care at secondary health facilities in Nigeria. Niger J Clin Pract2010 Jun;13(2):210-4.
  28. Sangowawa AO, Owoaje ET, Faseru B, Ebong IP, Alagh BT. A comparative study of HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitudes of hearing-impaired and non-hearing-impaired secondary school students in Ibadan. Niger J Clin Pract.2010 Dec;13(4):453-8.
  29. Adebusoye LA, Owoaje ET, Ladipo MM, Adeniji AO. Visual morbidities among elderly patients presenting at a primary care clinic in Nigeria. West Afr J Med2011 Mar-Apr;30(2):118-20.
  30. Fajola A, Asuzu MC, Owoaje ET, Asuzu CC, Ige OK, Oladunjoye OO, Asinobi A. A rural-urban comparison of client-provider interactions in patent medicine shops in South west Nigeria. Int Q Community Health Educ.2011;32(3):195-203.
  31. Owoaje ET, Adebiyi AO, Adebayo MA. Sexual risk behaviours and HIV knowledge of migrant farm workers in a rural community in Nigeria. Afr J Med Med Sci2011 Mar;40(1):75-84.
  32. Sangowawa AO, Owoaje ET, Ekanem SE, Faseru B, Adekunle BJ. Economic costs of motorcycle injury among crash-involved commercial motorcyclists in Oyo State, Nigeria. Afr J Med Med Sci2011 Dec;40(4):385-91.
  33. Ackaah W, Afukaar F, Agyemang W, Thuy Anh T, Hejar AR, Abdul G, Gururaj G, Elisa HS, Martha H, Hyder AA, Inclan-Valadez C, Kulanthayan S, Norton R, Odero W, Owoaje ET, Peden M, Rajam K, Abdul Razzak J, Oluwafunmilola Sangowawa A, Shah J, Le Tuan P, Radin Umar R, Thi Van Anh N, Van der Putten M, Vajanapoom N, Vichit-Vadakan N, Yellappan K, Yu J. The use of non-standard motorcycle helmets in low- and middle-income countries: a multicentre study. Inj Prev2012 Nov 9.
  34. Adebusoye LA, Olapade-Olaopa OE, Ladipo MM, Owoaje ET. Prevalence and correlates of erectile dysfunction among primary care clinic attendees in Nigeria. Glob J Health Sci2012 Jul;4(4):107-17.
  35. Akinyemi OO, Owoaje ET, Ige OK, Popoola OA. Comparative study of mental health and quality of life in long-term refugees and host populations in Oru-Ijebu, Southwest Nigeria. BMC Res Notes.2012;5:394.
  36. Balogun MO, Owoaje ET, Fawole OI. Intimate partner violence in southwestern Nigeria: are there rural-urban differences? Women Health. 2012;52(7):627-45.
  37. Cadmus EO, Owoaje ET. Prevalence and correlates of elder abuse among older women in rural and urban communities in South Western Nigeria. Health Care Women Int2012;33(10):973-84.
  38. Johnson OE, Owoaje ET. Effect of health education on the riding habits of commercial motorcyclists in Uyo, southern Nigeria. West Afr J Med2012 Jan-Feb;31(1):39-46.
  39. Lasebikan VO, Owoaje ET, Asuzu MC. Social network as a determinant of pathway to mental health service utilization among psychotic patients in a Nigerian hospital. Ann Afr Med2012 Jan-Mar;11(1):12-20.
  40. Owoaje ET, OlaOlorun FM. Women at risk of physical intimate partner violence: a cross-sectional analysis of a low-income community in southwest Nigeria. Afr J Reprod Health2012 Mar;16(1):43-53.
  41. Owoaje ET, Uchendu OC, Ige OK. Experiences of mistreatment among medical students in a university in south west Nigeria. Niger J Clin Pract2012 Apr-Jun;15(2):214-9.
  42. Sangowawa AO, Owoaje ET. Building capacity of drivers in Nigeria to provide first aid for road crash victims. Inj Prev2012 Feb;18(1):62-5.

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