Meet our Bloggers: Adedeji S. Adefuye, MD, MPH, FRIPH

Dr. Adedeji S. Adefuye is Associate Medical Director for Postmarketing Safety Evaluation at Abbott Laboratories. Before his appointment at Abbott Laboratories, he served as the Director of the HIV/AIDS Research and Policy Institute and professor of epidemiology in the Department of Health Studies at Chicago State University. Dr. Adefuye has over 15 years experience in clinical, behavioral and public health research and practice. He graduated with honors from the University of Lagos College of Medicine in 1984. He obtained his MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 1999 and was awarded a fellowship of the Royal Institute of Public Health in 2001.

In 2002, Dr. Adefuye was appointed Assistant Dean for Urban Health and Diversity Programs at the UIC School of Public Health where led a team charged with developing programs to address racial and ethnic disparities in health and health outcomes, and the disproportionate representation of minorities in the health professions. Before coming to the US, Dr. Adefuye had served as Associate Medical Director at and Director Clinical Services and Administration at Global Medical Center, in Lagos Nigeria. He has served at various times Director/Coordinator for UNICEF and USAID projects in Nigeria.

Dr. Adefuye has authored and co-authored several publications and received funding from government agencies and foundations. He is co-Investigator on 4-year $1.58 million NIH grant to implement and evaluate a condom promotion education for African American males in Chicago.

Dr. Adefuye serves in many leadership positions including member of the Board of the Black Caucus of Health Workers of the American Public Health Association, Chair of the ANPA Chicago chapter, member of the ANPA Board, member 7th Congressional District Health Taskforce, and member Community Advisory Council of the Urban Health Program of the University of Illinois.

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