Olugbenga Ogedegbe

Columbia University, USA


Olugbenga Ogedegbe obtained his M.D. degree in Ukraine. Then, he completed his residency program in internal medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA, and Postdoctoral Fellowship in health services research and clinical epidemiology at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, and he received his M.P.H. degree from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York City, NY, USA. He serves as a Professor of medicine and population health, Chief of Division of Health and Behavior, and Director of the Center for Healthful Behavior, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA. He is a Clinical Epidemiologist, Hypertension Specialist, and Behavioral Scientist with expertise in development, implementation, and translation of evidence-based behavioral interventions targeted at cardiovascular risk reduction in underserved populations into primary care practices and community-based settings. As a leading expert in health disparities research, Dr. Ogedegbe has expanded his work globally to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Sub‐Saharan Africa, where he is funded by the NIH to build research capacity in noncommunicable diseases and implements task‐shifting strategies to improve cardiovascular diseases in primary care practices. He has received continuous funding as Principal Investigator on numerous NIH‐funded projects since 2001, and he has authored over 150 original publications, editorials, and book chapters in leading medical journals and textbooks. He has served on numerous NIH study sections and scientific expert panels including, most recently, the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Living Well With Chronic Disease.

Biography Updated on 24 September 2014

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