Abisola Balogun MPH CPH

Photograph of Abisola Balogun

University of Sheffield
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Section of Public Health
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA

email: aobalogun2@sheffield.ac.uk

Title of Research: Antiretroviral Adherence in Lagos, Nigeria: A Mixed Methods Study

Biography

I began my studies at the University of Sheffield in 2014.  Previously, I had attended Florida International University where I obtained my MPH with a concentration in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, in 2012.  During this time, I obtained certification as an HIV tester and counsellor from the Miami-Dade Health Department.  I then moved back to my home country Nigeria, where I completed the mandatory National Youth Service from 2012-2013.  I worked under the Local Government Primary Health Centre in Lagos Island where I had the dual role of a health promotion/communications specialist and HIV tester and counsellor.  I have worked in various capacities, as a research assistant for an international NGO based in Nigeria, an in-process monitor for the polio eradication initiative organized by World Health Organization and an HIV peer educator trainer.  I am also certified in Public Health (CPH).

Research Interests

  • Medication adherence
  • Health literacy
  • Health promotion
  • Developing countries, Africa, Nigeria

Teaching Interests

  • Health promotion

Supervisory Team

1st Supervisor - Paul Bissell
2nd Supervisor - Mark Green
and Muhammad Saddiq