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Dr. Josiah Alamu

Dr. Josiah Alamu, Ph.D., MPH, B.Pharm, Dip P.H. is an Associate Professor of Public Health in the Dr.Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has studied at various locations globally obtaining his Diploma of Public Health and Bachelor of Pharmacy in Nigeria, his Master’s in Public Health in Honolulu and his Ph.D. in Iowa. Some of his past positions include being a lecturer at Gambia College, production pharmacist for AMC Pharmaceuticals in Nigeria and being an Environmental Health Officer for the Ministry of Health in Nigeria.

Dr. Josiah Alamu, Ph.D., MPH, B.Pharm, Dip P.H. is an Associate Professor of Public Health in the Dr.Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has studied at various locations globally obtaining his Diploma of Public Health and Bachelor of Pharmacy in Nigeria, his Master’s in Public Health in Honolulu and his Ph.D. in Iowa. Some of his past positions include being a lecturer at Gambia College, production pharmacist for AMC Pharmaceuticals in Nigeria and being an Environmental Health Officer for the Ministry of Health in Nigeria.

He is currently a professor at both the graduate and undergraduate level teaching courses in Global Health, Environmental and Occupational Health and Integrated Learning Experience but, also has experience as Head of Department at the University of Illinois Springfield teaching Science of Disease Discovery, Analytic Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Emerging Infectious Diseases. He is an international researcher with peer-reviewed research publications in which he focused on trends of diarrhea morbidity in Ghana, well-water quality in Liberia, the use of online technology to improve student’s performance in epidemiology in Wisconsin and the colonization of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, etc.

Dr. Alamu has an undying passion for the field of global health. He was the Principal investigator for a project to conduct the prevalence of Hepatitis C among the homeless in Central Illinois, the principal investigator of a community-based project conducting the screening of hypertension and diabetes among rural Ghana and a co-principal investigator conducting water quality assessments in developing countries. While at the University of Illinois, Springfield Dr. Alamu led students and faculty on an outreach mission every summer to the Gambia from 2011 until 2018 where they took their mission so Ghana. Dr. Alamu is a board member of Hospital Sister Mission Outreach and a member of the American Public Health Association.

Dr. Alamu wants to assume a Vice Chancellor position at a local university in Nigeria before he finally retires from the academics.

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