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Debo Awosika-olumo

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Sciences and Public Policy

Degree Program Ph.D. Public Health

Education: PhD Walden University; MPH Northwest Consortium for Public Health, University of Toledo; MS Institute of Occupational Health, University of Birmingham, UK; MD Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Dr. Awosika-Olumo is the President of GHMIGROUP INC--a diversified company focusing on bringing advanced healthcare and environmental solutions to emerging markets.

He was the chief epidemiologist of the city of Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States, where he implemented integrated disease surveillance systems along with other health informatics projects until July 2011. He served as the principal investigators for various Centers for Disease Control, and Department of Homeland Security collaborative projects in public health and public health informatics. He has an extensive quantitative research background in occupational, environmental, and chronic and infectious diseases, and public health experiences in Nigeria, England, and the United States. He has a number of publications and presentations on health-related research projects.

Courses Taught

PUBH 8145 - Epidemiology

PUBH 8050 - Glob Hlth & Issues in Disease

PUBH 8035 - Epidemiology Decoding the Science

PUBH 8130 - Comm, Mkting, & Pub Relations

PUBH 9000 - Public Health Dissertation


PhD, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States

MPH, University of Toldeo - Toledo, OH United States

MS, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

MD, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Awards / Honors

Best Patient-Centered Care Research Award Recipien, Kelsey Research Foundation, 2008

American College of Epidemiology, 2nd Place-Best p, American College of Epidemiology, 2007

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Educational Award, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1993


Ajmal, M. S., Awosika-olumo, A. I., Raghavan, R. (2020). Traditional Medications Mixed with Ethylene Glycol in a Nigerian Patient on Hemodialysis. Cureus.

Oleribe, O., Kumar, V., Awosika-olumo, A. I., Taylor-Robinson, S. D. (2017). Individual and socioeconomic factors associated with childhood immunization coverage in Nigeria.. The Pan African medical journal.

Amin, J. J., Rohrer, J. E., Awosika-olumo, A. I. (2017). Variations in postoperative and postdischarge wound infection after abdominal hysterectomy.. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice.

Zheteyeva, Y. A., Tosh, P., Patel, P. R., Martinez, D., Kilborn, C., Awosika-olumo, A. I., Khuwaja, S., Ibrahim, S., Ryder, A., Tohme, R. A., Khudyakov, Y., Thai, H., Drobeniuc, J., Heseltine, G., Guh, A. Y. (2014). Hepatitis B outbreak associated with a home health care agency serving multiple assisted living facilities in Texas, 2008-2010.. American journal of infection control.

Biru, Y., Brietzke, M., Foreman, F. E., Awosika-olumo, A. I., Sindha, T., Blakeny, Z., Aikins, J. (2012). Evaluation of a health department sponsored community garden in Houston/Harris County. Texas Public Health Journal.

Tohme, R. A., Awosika-Olumo, D., Nielsen, C., Khuwaja, S., Scott, J., Xing, J., Drobeniuc, J., Hu, D. J., Turner, C., Wafeeg, T., Sharapov, U., Spradling, P. R. (2011). Evaluation of hepatitis B vaccine immunogenicity among older adults during an outbreak response in assisted living facilities.. Vaccine.

Awosika-olumo, A. I. (2011). Enhancing Traditional Surveillance Methods to Assess the Comorbidities and Complications of Hepatitis C Infection in a Large City in the United States.

Khuwaja, S., Mgbere, O., Awosika-olumo, A. I., Momin, F., Ngo, K. (2011). Using sentinel surveillance system to monitor seasonal and novel H1N1 influenza infection in Houston, Texas: outcome analysis of 2008-2009 flu season.. Journal of community health.

Awosika-olumo, A. I., Trangle, K. L., Fallon, Jr, L. F. (2003). Microorganism-induced skin disease in workers exposed to metalworking fluids.. Occupational medicine (Oxford, England).

Fallon, Jr, L. F., Awosika-olumo, A. I., Fulks, J. S. (2002). Factors related to accidents and falls among older individuals. Traumatology.

Awosika-Olumo, A.I., |, Gomez, J., Wolverton, M., Anderson, L., Arafat, R., Awosika-olumo, A. I. (2007). A Comparison of the Relative Risks of Substance Abuse, Mental Health Conditions, and HIV Opportunistic Infections on Survival Between HIV Positive U.S. Born Hispanics and Foreign-Born Hispanics in Houston, Texas 1990-2001. Annals of Epidemiology.

Beer, L., Bertolli, J., Blair, J. M., Do, A. N., Fagan, J. L., Flagg, E. W., Frazier, E., Johnson, C. H., McNaghten, A., Reed, J. B., others (2010). Clinical and behavioral characteristics of adults receiving medical care for HIV infection; Medical Monitoring Project: 2005 pilot data collection cycle.

Awosika-olumo, A. I. (2003). Adult Morbidity Mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Chimera USA/African Institute Journal.

Fallon, Jr, L. F., Awosika-olumo, A. I., Trangle, K. L. (2002). Reactive airways disease: a need for caution in a medicolegal case review brief. Journal of Controversial Medical Claims.

Adeleye, O., Carvalho, M., Halm, M. (2007). Using Syndromic Data to Investigate Gastrointestinal Illness Associated with Water Quality Complaints in Houston. Advances in Disease Surveillance.


Awosika-Olumo, A. (2015). The future in cancer diagnostics. National Hospital Abuja and Global Health Management and Informatics.

Mgbere, O., Khuwaja, S., Fasoranti, T., Anderson, L., Goldberg, B., Miller, K., Awosika-Olumo, A. I. (2010). Application of Quality Improvement Strategies on a Population-based HIV/AIDS Surveillance Project in Houston, Texas: Outcome analysis and Lessons Learned. American Public Health Association.

Awosika-Olumo, A. I. (2010). Challenges and Recommended Solutions in Recruiting and Interviewing Multi-Cultural Population of HIV/AIDS Patients. State of Texas.

Mgbere O, Khuwaja S, Fasoranti T, Gomez J, Anderson L, Goldberg B, Miller K, Awosika-Olumo A, Lee-Han H., Awosika-olumo, A. I. (2010). Comparison of Characteristics of Respondents and Non-respondents in a Population- based Epidemiologic Survey in Houston/Harris Country.

Khuwaja S, Gomez J, Mgbere O, Awosika-Olumo A, Fasoranti T, Anderson L, Goldberg B, Miller K., Awosika-olumo, A. I. (2009). Differences in Treatment Outcomes among HIV/AIDS Patients Based on Frequency of Healthcare Visits.

Mgbere O, Khuwaja S, Awosika-Olumo A, Fasoranti T, Goldberg B, Gomez J, Anderson L, Miller K., Awosika-olumo, A. I. (2009). Validity of Self-reported CD4 Cell Count and HIV Viral Load among HIV-infected Patients in Houston.

Awosika-Olumo A, Khuwaja S, Mgbere O., Awosika-olumo, A. I. (2008). Validity of Self-reported CD4 Count and HIV Viral Load Among HIV-infected Patients in Houston/Harris County.

Fallon, L., Awosika-olumo, A. I., Fulks, J. (2002). Factors related to accidents and falls among older individuals.

Awosika-Olumo, A. I. (2005). Gender differences in HIV/AIDS patients with co- Infections in the Houston. APHA.