CHC Welcomes Research Associate: Olubunmi Obayemi
Olubunmi is a professional public health scientist with a diverse background. She has a Master's in Public and Community Health (M.P.H) degree from Liberty University. She was a member of a team that executed an award-winning health equity-Faith-based project through the Office of Health Equity, Virginia Department of Health in 2017. She subsequently has been involved in cutting-edge clinical, medical, and public health research works; many of which are published in renowned journals.
She has attended and presented some of her research works at different research workshops and conferences. Her research works include Prevalence of Tobacco Use Among Young Adults in the United States; a collaborative project aimed at creating awareness on the dangerous trend of tobacco use among youths in the United States, Malaria research project in Nigeria; presented during a research symposium at Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute in 2019.
Olubunmi has been involved in diverse and significant health promotion and communications projects. In 2015, she led a team of public health students on a health advocacy and communication campaign (organized by Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH), and IMA World Health) on maternal and child health with United States policymakers. While working at Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) at Virginia Dept. of Health, she embarked on the Childhood Obesity Prevention drive among young mothers. In 2017, she directed a health communication project called Zika Virus Infection Prevention Campaign in Hispanic communities; especially among pregnant women in Virginia. She is looking forward to engaging her expertise on different health projects at the Center for Health Communication.
At her leisure, Olubunmi loves to read, do a bit of cooking, enjoys sharing inspirational Faith-based talks, watch documentaries (bible, science, animal), and spend quality time with her family and friends.