Dr. Ike Okosun, faculty of epidemiology and biostatistics in the Georgia State University School of Public Health, has been elected to the 2019-2020 Board of Directors for the American College of Epidemiology (ACE).
Dr. Okosun’s research focuses on investigating the epidemiology of metabolic syndrome, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia in populations of African origin. He has over 23 years of experience as an epidemiologist and have served as a teacher and a mentor for over 500 MPH and PhD students and graduates.
Previously, Dr. Okosun has held the roles of director of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Georgia State University School of Public Health; director of the Undergraduate Community Medicine Curriculum at Mercer University School of Medicine; director and CEO of Okoson Epidemiological and Statistical Consulting, LLC; a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, and a Fellow of The Obesity Society. He is also an elected member of the Gamma Upsilon chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.
Dr. Okosun earned his MPH in epidemiology from The University of Oklahoma College of Public Health and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on September 27