Faculty Profile

Ifeolu David

Ifeolu David, MD, MPH, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Epidemiology

PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Science, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2023
MSc, Public health, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2019
MBChB, Medicine, University of Sierra Leone, 2013

Research Interests

Health disparities, Infectious diseases, Global health, Mental health, Social and behavioral determinants of health

Research Projects

Health Worker Perspectives on COVID-19 in Sierra Leone: Informing Preparedness for Future Public Health Emergencies. This project aims to strengthen global preparedness for public health emergencies by investigating the contextual determinants influencing the adoption of recommended health behaviors for COVID-19 among health workers in Sierra Leone. Specifically, this research focuses on a low-income setting that has previously experienced a massive infectious disease outbreak like Ebola. By employing data-driven theory generation and testing methodologies, this study extends the literature on COVID-19 prevention behaviors and vaccine uptake while providing valuable evidence on facilitators and barriers.

David, I. J., schatz, E., Angotti, N., Myroniuk, T. W., & Mojola, S. A. (2023). “I’m Getting Life from the Treatment”: Perceptions of Life and Death Among Middle-Aged and Older Medication-Adherent Persons Living with HIV in Rural South Africa. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2023.2195348 

David, I., Wegner, L., & Majee, W. (2023). “We Want to See Youth That Would Be Better People Than Us”: A Case Report on Addressing Adolescent Substance Use in Rural South Africa. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(4), 3493. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20043493 
David, I., Kehinde, O., Tefera, G. M., Onyeaka, K., Harvey, I. S., & Majee, W. (2022). COVID-19 and Higher Education: A Qualitative Study on Academic Experiences of African International Students in the Midwest. Applied Research in Quality of Life. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-022-10095-3 

David, I., Schatz, E., Myroniuk, T. W., & Teti, M. (2022). “COVID Is Another Layer of Problematic Things”: Change, Vulnerability, and COVID-19 among University Students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(23), 15947. https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/23/15947  

Myroniuk, T. W., Teti, M., David, I., & Schatz, E. (2023). How Midwestern College students protected their families in the first year of COVID-19 [Original Research]. Frontiers in Public Health, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2023.1143342  

Schatz, E., David, I., Angotti, N., Gómez-Olivé, F. X., & Mojola, S. A. (2022). From “Secret” to “Sensitive Issue”: Shifting Ideas About HIV Disclosure Among Middle-Aged and Older Rural South Africans in the Era of Antiretroviral Treatment. Journal of Aging and Health, 34(1), 14-24. https://doi.org/10.1177/08982643211020202

Email: ifedavid@umich.edu 

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