Joshua Odunayo AKINYEMI is a Cohort 1 CARTA fellow at the Dept. of Epidemiology & Medical Statistics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has successfully defended his dissertation and his research topic was on: Levels, trends and differentials in under-five mortality in Nigeria, 1990-2008.
He is a lecturer at the Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. With expertise in study designs, advanced demographic and statistical modeling, he plays active roles in many multidisciplinary research projects within and outside the University of Ibadan. He is a member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), International Epidemiological Association, and International Society for Clinical Biostatistics among other professional organizations. At some point in his career, he has been a visiting and postdoctoral research fellow at the Demography and Population Studies Programme, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
His research interests revolve around two areas. The first is medical demography covering demographic estimation and statistical modelling of mortality, maternal and child health outcomes. The second includes his multidisciplinary collaborations with other scientists working on HIV/AIDS, malaria and cardiovascular diseases.
His goal is to contribute towards meeting the critical societal need for evidence towards improving population and public health in Nigeria and sub-Sahara Africa. He hopes to acheive this aspiration through cutting-edge research, teaching/mentoring and applied services in his area of expertise.