Onome’s research focuses on the health of vulnerable populations including migrants in Europe andpopulations affected by humanitarian crises. During her fellowship, she has worked on manuscripts for peer review related to sub Saharan African migrant sexual health in Portugal, on reports – including a Lancet commissioned report on the Syrian crisis, and an Afghanistan health needs report for the Afghanistan ministry of public health, as well as on understanding healthcare access in Europe for asylum seekers and irregular migrants. Onome is interested in developing new research at IHMT focused on Immuno-Epidemiology of Infection and Nutrition among vulnerable populations. Having also worked for several years as an MSc Distance Learning Tutor in Infectious Diseases and Nutrition with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Onome is also involved in developing an IHMT project to build MSc teaching capacity at higher education centers in sub Saharan Africa. Onome completed an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at St Andrews University, Scotland, UK. Having subsequently completed a UK Medical Research Council sponsored PhD scholarship in Malaria Immuno-Epidemiology at LSHTM, Onome worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in HIV immunology at the Population Council, Rockefeller University, USA. She has extensive experience of critical literature review, immuno-epidemiology field and laboratory experimental design, immunology assays and data analysis. Having also worked as a freelance research consultant for several international organisations including the Malaria Consortium Uganda, the Institute of Higher Education UK, Marie Stopes International UK, and New York University USA, Onome is experienced in critical literature appraisal, data analysis, review, writing and reporting in relation to varied aspects of public health and disease. In addition, Onome has worked as a freelance journalist and was an invited contributor for several international publications including IRIN news, MSNBC’s the Grio, the Global Health Magazine, The Faster Times and the Lancet, and awarded a National Press Foundation USA fellowship.
- Dynamics of the antibody response to Plasmodium falciparum infection in African children. White MT, Griffin JT, Akpogheneta O, Conway DJ, Koram KA, Riley EM, Ghani AC. J Infect Dis. 2014 Oct 1;210(7):1115-22. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu219. Epub 2014 Apr 8. PMID: 24719471
- Mobile health (mHealth) approaches and lessons for increased performance and retention of community health workers in low- and middle-income countries: a review. Källander K, Tibenderana JK, Akpogheneta OJ, Strachan DL, Hill Z, ten Asbroek AH, Conteh L, Kirkwood BR, Meek SR. J Med Internet Res. 2013 Jan 25;15(1):e17. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2130. Review. PMID: 23353680
- Correlates of protection and HIV vaccine development. Akpogheneta O. Lancet Infect Dis. 2011 Nov;11(11):814-5. No abstract available. PMID: 22167821
- A macaque model to study vaginal HSV-2/immunodeficiency virus co-infection and the impact of HSV-2 on microbicide efficacy. Crostarosa F, Aravantinou M, Akpogheneta OJ, Jasny E, Shaw A, Kenney J, Piatak M, Lifson JD, Teitelbaum A, Hu L, Chudolij A, Zydowsky TM, Blanchard J, Gettie A, Robbiani M. PLoS One. 2009 Nov 30;4(11):e8060. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008060. PMID: 20011586
- Duration of naturally acquired antibody responses to blood-stage Plasmodium falciparum is age dependent and antigen specific. Akpogheneta OJ, Duah NO, Tetteh KK, Dunyo S, Lanar DE, Pinder M, Conway DJ. Infect Immun. 2008 Apr;76(4):1748-55. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01333-07. Epub 2008 Jan 22. PMID: 18212081