Public Health Physician-Scientist and urban epidemiologist
Session: “Inspiring the Next Generation: A Conversation with Nobel Laureates”
March 11, 2020
14:00 – 13:00
Tolu Oni is a Public Health Physician-Scientist and urban epidemiologist, joint lead of the University of Cambridge Global Diet and Activity Research programme, and Honorary Associate Professor in Public Health at the University of Cape Town. She also leads the Research Initiative for Cities Health and Equity (RICHE Africa). RICHE Africa, a collaborative of transdisciplinary urban health science, policy and societal actors, focuses on generating evidence to support healthy public policies in cities and supporting coordinated and creative strategies to address complex urban population health challenges in rapidly growing cities globally with a focus on Africa. She has served as scientific advisor for several organisations including Future Earth, World Health Organization, International Science Council Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme, and the African Academy of Science; and is an editorial board member of Lancet Planetary Health, Cities and Health, and the Journal of Urban Health. Profiled in the Lancet journal in 2016, Science magazine in 2018, and the British Medical Journal in 2019, she is a 2015 Next Einstein Forum Fellow, 2019 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study and immediate past co-Chair of the Global Young Academy.