Abidemi Fasanmi, MD, MPH, Ph.D.

Abidemi Fasanmi, MD, MPH, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Administration/ Preventive Medicine, Department of Public Health, and Preventive Medicine
Email: afasanmi@sgu.edu

Dr. Fasanmi obtained a medical degree from Ahmadu Bello University, a Master of Arts in Global Genders (University of Leeds), and subsequently, obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies) and a Master of Public Health degrees from Emory University.

Dr. Abidemi Fasanmi is currently a faculty member in the Public Health Department, Health Policy, and Administration/ Preventive Medicine track. She has over 15 years of extensive programmatic, technical, and managerial experience in the health development sector across 3 continents- Africa, Europe, and North America; coordinating the successful implementation of several projects that address community and health systems strengthening– particularly, policy, gender, sexual reproductive health, cardiovascular disease, HIV, TB, and malaria. She is deeply committed to advancing science to save and improve lives everywhere.

Prior to coming to SGU, she was the Epidemiologist and Health Policy- Data to Policy Lead /Trainer at CDC Foundation, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Emory University Urban Health Initiative, and consulted and interned on various projects at CDC, Atlanta-USA. Before this, Dr. Fasanmi was the Associate Director, Health Promotion, and Senior Technical Officer for FHI 360, Abuja Nigeria, the largest most comprehensive HIV/AIDS PEPFAR Funded project successfully implemented in Africa. Her role as Health Promotion Officer at the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja involved working with stakeholders from the private and public sector as well as multi and bilateral organization partners. As the Medical Officer and Donor Recruitment Coordinator, at Safe Blood for Africa Foundation, Abuja Nigeria. She directed the pilot Club 25 Youth blood donor program. Her leadership and strategic approach led to a sustainable program that has since been adopted by the National, Regional, and State Blood Transfusion Centers and civil society, community-based, and faith-based organizations.  Dr. Fasanmi’s experience in engaging and liaising with a range of stakeholders contributed to the development of transformational projects with sustained adaptive and resilient capacities.  Her academic and professional expertise covers a range of disciplines, including medicine, public health, women’s gender, and sexuality studies and she is keen on using interdisciplinary methodologies in research and analysis to proffer innovative and sustainable solutions. Dr. Fasanmi has several peer-reviewed journal publications, and book chapters and presented at numerous conferences. She has won several international leadership awards.