Solomon Ike Okosun, MS, MPH, Ph.D., FTOS, FACE

Georgia State University School of Public Health

Why do you want to serve as a leader of the College?

To help reshape and develop the strategic direction of the College.

What are your qualifications and experiences that will help you in service as a leader?

I have over 23 years of experience as an epidemiologist and have served as a teacher and a mentor for over 500 MPH and Ph.D. students and graduates. My academic qualification includes an MPH in epidemiology from The University of Oklahoma College of Public Health and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. My research focuses on epigenetics of metabolic syndrome, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia in populations of African origin.

I have served in many leadership positions, including Director of the Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Georgia State University School of Public Health; Director of Undergraduate Community Medicine Curriculum at Mercer University School of Medicine; Director and CEO Okoson Epidemiological and Statistical Consulting, LLC; A member of many scientific organizations and editorial boards; A Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, and a Fellow The Obesity Society. I am an elected member of the Gamma Upsilon chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.