Babayemi Olakunde, MBBS, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
In the last 10 years, Babayemi has worked for the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Nigeria, where he served at different mid-and senior-level positions and on various government-and donor-funded HIV programs. In these positions, his tasks included: program management; developing implementation strategies of HIV service delivery, development of policy, strategic frameworks, clinical guidelines, and standard operating procedures; and providing technical assistance on health systems strengthening for a sustainable HIV response. His research has largely been motivated by health and health care disparities where he has experience professionally as a clinician and technical manager in Nigeria. He is interested in promoting and improving the health and well-being of women, children, and other marginalized populations through applied research.