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Solomon Ike Okosun

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Associate Professor, Director of the Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics USA

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iokosun@gsu.edu

Solomon Ike Okosun

Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, Georgia State University

Specialty Area

Epidemiology

Editor introduction

Dr. Ike Okosun is currently an Associate Professor for the School of Public Health at Georgia State University (GSU). He received his doctorate from The University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health and has over 25 years of experience in public health. Dr. Okosun is a chronic disease epidemiologist who is an internationally recognized expert in the epidemiology of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Okosun’s research in diabetes, hypertension, obesity and insulin resistance syndrome has provided an understanding of the epidemiology of these diseases. His work on the role of abdominal obesity in explaining racial/ethnic variations for cardiovascular diseases has furthered understanding of lipid biology. Dr. Okosun is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, The North American Association for the Study of Obesity and the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene. He is a member of the American Academy of Health Behavior and serves on the nutrition consultation team for the CDC Community Guide to Preventive Services. He is also a member of many scientific organizations including, American Public Health Association, Society for Epidemiologic Research, North American Association for the study of Obesity, International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Blacks and the American College of Epidemiology.

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Career

1998-1999 Research Associate Stritch School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology Homewood, IL
1999-2002 Assistant Professor of Community Medicine Manager Undergraduate Medical Curriculum, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia
2001-2003 Adjunct Faculty of Health Sciences Macon State College Macon GA Public Health and Epidemiology
2002-2004 Associate Professor of Community Medicine Manager Undergraduate Medical Curriculum Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia
2002-2004 Tenured Associate Professor of Community Medicine Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia
2003-2004 Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Mercer University School of Medicine Macon, Georgia
2004-present Associate Professor of Epidemiology School of Public Health, Georgia State University,Atlanta, Georgia
2004-present Community Associate Professor of Community Medicine (Adjunct) Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia
2004-present Community Associate Professor of Family Medicine (Adjunct) Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia
2007-present Tenured Associate Professor of Epidemiology School of Public Health Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia

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