Olúgbémiga Ekúndayò, MD, MPHJ, DrPH

Olúgbémiga Ekúndayò, MD, MPHJ, DrPH

Olúgbémiga T. Ekúndayò MD, MPH, DrPH, is Associate Professor and Research Director for Eastern Washington University (EWU) in the College of Health Sciences and Public Health located on the Riverpoint Campus, in downtown Spokane. A social and behavioral epidemiologist, Dr.Ekúndayò's background is in medicine and public health. His interest is in empowerment science, with a focus on resource development, enhancement and control as the core issues of empowerment for health and quality of life enhancement for the individual and for communities. He has experience in practice (both public health and medicine), academia, community and corporate public health entrepreneurship (as CEO of a public health service and research corporation), in research as a principal investigator on several research projects and higher education teaching. Before joining EWU, Dr. Ekúndayò was at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS, School of Health Sciences. He graduated from the University of Ibàdàn, College of Medicine, in Nigeria in 1978. He received his M.D. from the United States Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates in 1995, and his MPH in Public Health in 2002 and his DrPH in Public Health in 2006 from Morgan State University School of Public Health and Policy in Baltimore, MD.