Tolullah Oni, MBBS, MRCP, MPH(Epi), DFPH, MD(Res), FCPHMA(SA)

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Tolullah Oni, MBBS, MRCP, MPH(Epi), DFPH, MD(Res), FCPHMA(SA)
Senior Lecturer, Division of Public Health Medicine School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town

Tolu Oni is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa. As a Public Health Medical Specialist and Urban Epidemiologist, she is a passionate advocate of health equity and health in all policies. Her research aims to contribute significantly to existing knowledge on the changing patterns of disease and implications for health and wellbeing of the population in the context of urbanization. Having worked within the unplanned South African urban setting since 2007, her research focuses on understanding the interaction between commonly co-occurring chronic conditions (HIV, TB, non-communicable diseases (NCD)), upstream health determinants, the unplanned urban environment, and the impact on health outcomes; with a view to developing integrated inter sectoral public health interventions. She has received several awards in recognition of her research contribution including the Carnegie “Next Generation of African Academics) award, the Claude Leon Merit award, and the UCT College of Fellows Young Researchers awards.

 

As a member and co-Chair of the South African Young Academy of Science, and member of the Global Young Academy, she works actively to encourage public engagement to translate research findings into policy and practice.