Master of Science degree candidate
MBBS, 1999, University Ilorin, Nigeria
MPH, 2011, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
I am pursuing the Sc. M degree in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology with a research interest in Vaccine Development. Ultimately, I hope to proceed to the PhD program in MMI.
What are your career goals?
In the long term, I am interested in integrating laboratory and clinical aspects of infectious disease research especially in developing countries. I worked in Nigeria as a physician in tertiary care hospitals for several years before coming to The Bloomberg School for an MPH degree. In Nigeria, I was involved in many outreaches as a medical volunteer to rural communities and prisons. I am also involved with the Child Trust Fund. After several years of clinical work, I decided a degree in Public Health will give me a broader view of disease burdens and a more balanced approach to intervention. During the MPH Program, I fell in love with vaccines and that informed my decision to pursue a career in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.
How do you see yourself making a difference in public health because of the Global Health Scholarship?
I am extremely thankful for the scholarship. Without it, pursuing this degree would be very challenging for me. Getting the Global Health Scholarship is a significant contribution to the realization of my career goals.
Who inspires you and why?
My wife and my parents have been great sources of inspiration to me in my academic pursuits.