Prof Tolu Oni
Associate Professor, University of Cape Town
Tolullah Oni is an Associate Professor and Public Health Physician at the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town. She leads the transdisciplinary Research Initiative for Cities Health and Equity (RICHE), and her urban health research focuses on providing evidence to support implementation of healthy public policies, and translation of research findings into policy and practice.
She has received several awards in recognition of her research including the South African National Science and Technology Forum Emerging Researcher award, and the Carnegie Corporation “Next Generation of African Academics award. She is a Next Einstein Forum Fellow, a Fellow of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Health and Healthcare, and co-Chair of the Global Young Academy. She serves on the International Council of Science Programme on Urban Health and Wellbeing advisory committee; and is an Editorial Board member of Cities and Health journal, the Journal of Urban Health, and Lancet Planetary Health. She also works to promote science and research as key drivers of development in Africa by identifying creative strategies to address complex population health challenges.