Dr. Keku’s educational background includes a BA in Biological Sciences and an MA in Education from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. He has also completed a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) and All But Dissertation (ABD) in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Keku completed several fellowships in Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) epidemiology, presented by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, American Heart Association at Lake Tahoe, California, funded by National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and Genetic Approaches to Complex Heart, Lung, Blood Diseases, Funded by NHLBI, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine.
Dr. Keku is currently an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. Georges University, School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies. He is also the Chair of thesis committee for three (3) MSPH and is presently developing proposals to evaluate the magnitude of chronic diseases (CVD, Cancer, HPV, and HIV/AIDS) in Grenada, West Indies.
Prior to his faculty appointment at SGU, Dr. Keku served as physician and Senior Medical Epidemiologist at the Jackson Heart Study (JHS), Jackson, MS. In addition to teaching at the School of Health Sciences, Jackson State University (JSU), Dr. Keku’s research activities at JHS as the Director of Surveillance included serving as the JHS Co-Principal Investigator (Phase I) and Co-Investigator (Phase II).
Dr. Keku is currently a peer reviewer for American Public Health Association, Epidemiology section, International J. of Environmental Research & Public Health, Journal of National Medical Association and Journal of Ethnicity and Health.