Olumide A.T. Ogundahunsi is a Professor and Director of Research, Innovation and Development at the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo City, Nigeria.
Ogundahunsi’s career spans more than 3 decades in public health and research, including 14 years in chemical and biological academic research and 20 years in international public health and infectious disease. In his current role, he promotes implementation research as an essential field for optimizing delivery and effectiveness of health interventions.
Prior to his current position, he was a scientist with the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. He supported institutions and health programs in over 40 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas (North and South) and Southeast Asia. He led efforts by TDR to build implementation research capacity in low- and middle-income countries, with the development of an implementation research toolkit designed to help researchers, policymakers and program officers, identify and address system bottlenecks and implementation barriers. He was also the TDR focal person for the UNDP led Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP), which aims to strengthen country capacity for effective access and delivery of new health technologies.
Ogundahunsi holds a doctorate degree in Pharmacology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.