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Professor Adesola Ogunniyi

Professor of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria


Professor of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria



Department of Medicine,
University College Hospital,
PMB 5116,





Professor Ogunniyi graduated as a medical doctor from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria in June 1978; Residency training in Internal Medicine and Neurology at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. Neuroepidemiology Fellowship at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland USA (1986-87); Appointed Consultant Physician (Neurologist) in October 1987 and Professor of Medicine, University of Ibadan in October 1997. Involved with community-based research on dementias of the elderly since 1992, and currently serving as PI of study.


Key research/capacity building interests


Research Interests

  • Dementia Epidemiology
  • Tropical Neurology
  • Stroke surveillance with the WHO

Capacity Building Interests

  • Development of curriculum on Geriatric training for developing countries
  • Recognition of the various types of dementia at primary care settings

Key methodological skills

  • Community –based studies of older people
  • Epidemiological methods

Current/planned research

  • Risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease in migrant African populations
  • Empowering caregivers of demented subjects on home-based care
  • Preservation of cell lines for Alzheimer disease genetic studies
  • Health promotion for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases

Engagement in capacity building