• Oluwakemi Alonge MPH, CPH

  • Epidemiologist I, M.S.


    • Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. ML2 Marshfield, WI 54449

Education


2012 to 2016:
BSc., Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
2018 to 2020:
MPH, Epidemiology, Texas A&M University, School of Public Health, College Station, Texas

Work Experience


2015 to 2015:
Medical Laboratory Assistant, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Medical Services, Portharcourt, Nigeria
2016 to 2017:
Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) Surveillance Graduate Intern, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Abuja, Nigeria
2019 to 2019:
Public Health Graduate Intern, Texas Department of State Health Services, San Antonio, TX
2020 to 2021:
Epidemiologist II, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX

Statement


Oluwakemi (Kemi) is an epidemiologist and project manager on several epidemiologic studies within the research program. Some studies she supports include the influenza-COVID 19 household transmission study under the Respiratory Virus Transmission Network (RVTN), and the AIMED study to understand and address the disparity in vaccination coverage among U.S. adolescents living in rural versus urban areas. Ms. Alonge is also involved in a study seeking to understand and characterize the multi-level factors affecting colorectal cancer screening in rural communities. She provides data management and analytic support to investigators, coordination of research teams, study planning and implementation, protocol development, scientific presentations, manuscript preparation and publication.

After receiving her MPH from Texas A&M University in 2020, Ms. Alonge worked as an epidemiologist for the Texas Department of State Health Services. She served as a subject matter expert on tuberculosis contact investigation and was responsible for managing and analyzing the Texas tb contact investigation database using statistical software. She also performed quality assurance of contact investigation data being reported into the state’s tuberculosis surveillance system. During her graduate studies, she was involved in both chronic and infectious diseases research including research on borderline methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (BORSA). Ms. Alonge has also presented at professional conferences such as the American Public Health Association annual conference.