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Tolu Oni

Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town

Medical training, University College London Medical School, UK; BSc in International Health; postgraduate specialist residency training in Internal Medicine, UK and Australia; Master’s in Public Health/Epidemiology, University of Cape Town; Doctorate in the Clinical Epidemiology of HIV-associated TB, Imperial College London; Public Health Medicine residency training in South Africa. 2007, moved to Cape Town (UCT), South Africa to work in HIV/TB research. 2007-14, Senior Research Medical Officer at UCT within the Clinical Infectious Disease Research Initiative. Currently, Associate Professor and Public Health Physician/Epidemiologist; established and leads the Research Initiative for Cities Health and Equity (RICHE), a transdisciplinary research collaborative. In recognition of the fact that the majority of factors that influence health lie outside the health sector, RICHE research focuses on intersectoral approaches and partnerships to improve health through interventions outside the "health" sector; as well as understanding the changing epidemiology of health in the context of rapidly growing cities. Co-Chair, Global Young Academy. Former Co-Chair, South African Young Academy of Science. Recipient, awards and honours, including: Carnegie “Next Generation of African Academics" award, the Claude Leon Merit award for early career researchers, and the University of Cape Town College of Fellows Young Researchers awards; Next Einstein Forum Fellow.