Folusho Mubowale Balogun
University of Ibadan
Institution: University of Ibadan
Area of Research: The state of adolescent immunization in Ibadan, Nigeria.
My first degree was in Medicine and Surgery and I have a master in Public Health (Community Health track). I completed residency training in Pediatrics before starting doctoral training in Child and Adolescent health, majoring in adolescent health. I have worked in different capacities as a medical officer, a resident doctor and I am currently a consultant Pediatrician at the University College Hospital, Nigeria. Currently, I provide health care services for children and adolescents at the clinic and I am involved in school health outreaches to provide health talks, counseling and health screening for adolescents. I am presently a Research fellow at the Institute of Child health, College of Medicine in the University of Ibadan and my research interest is to explore the dynamics of vaccine hesitancy in Africa and design of interventions to increase vaccine uptake. I am also interested in adolescent health research, specifically adolescent sexuality and the effects of digital technology on adolescent health. I have been the Principal investigator in some funded research projects. I am also involved in the training of undergraduate medical students and masters in Public Health students. So, I deliver lectures in various departments in the University of Ibadan on child and adolescent health, as well as research methodology. I also supervise master students’ dissertations. Post PhD, I aspire to have a post doctoral training in adolescent health in one of the well established adolescent health centers in the world in order to sharpen my research skills in adolescent health. I also plan to engage more in translational research to provide home grown and context specific solutions to child and adolescent health problems in developing countries.