#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Oyinda Adisa

#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Oyinda Adisa

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Meet Oyinda! Oyinda Adisa is a second-year Epidemiology MPH candidate. Her research interests include cancer epidemiology and injury prevention awareness. In this feature, Oyinda talks about her experience working for the CDC, her favorite RSPH course so far, and must-see hiking locations in Atlanta. Read more below!



Tell us a little bit about your academic history/where you went to school. 

I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Human Nutrition from Cornell University in 2017, after which I worked for about 2 years in the field of cancer advocacy and awareness, before starting my MPH program at Rollins.


Are there any exciting projects that you are currently working on that you’d like to share with us?

I am currently working with the CDC’s Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP) team within the Injury Prevention Program, Georgia Department of Public Health with compiling a directory of mental health support and suicide prevention services across the state to inform a network map of services available to Georgia families and community members. I also assist the SurvivorLink Team of researchers within the Emory Prevention Research Center as they implement the adoption of the personal electronic health record and education system, SurvivorLink designed to promote survivor care, within pediatric cancer clinics.


What is your favorite part about earning your MPH at Emory?

I love that we are immersed in an environment where so many interesting research projects are happening and we have the opportunity to plug into them. Also, faculty are approachable and willing to help and guide students as they navigate the program.


What is your favorite class you have taken so far at Emory and why?

So far, I have enjoyed EPI 543 (Cardiovascular Epidemiology) because the course allowed me breakdown and understand how to read research papers and how to interpret results and present paper summaries.


How have you been spending your free time?

I have enjoyed exploring brunch spots, swimming or just relaxing by my apartment complex pool, cooking and listening to my favorite podcasts.


If you currently live in Atlanta, what is one place that you would recommend people to visit?

If you love the great outdoors, you would love Atlanta and the wider Georgia. I have really enjoyed hiking this summer, so far I have hiked near the Chattahoochee River; the East Palisades trail, the Cloudland Canyon State Park and at the Providence Canyon State Park. I have also explored coffee shops around, my favorite is the White Windmill Bakery and Cafe in Doraville.


What are some fun facts that you want people to know about you?

1.) I cannot drink anything with banana in it!

2.) I am from Lagos, Nigeria or “Lasgidi” as it is popularly known



We had so much fun learning about you, Oyinda! Stay tuned every Monday for a new spotlight on #WeAreEmoryEPI. 


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