Dr. Adebowale A. Adeyemo

Deputy Director, Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health


Adebowale A. Adeyemo, M.D., is deputy director of the Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health (CRHHG) at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health. His research focus is the genetic epidemiology of complex diseases and the genomics of populations of African ancestry. His current research includes the genetic epidemiology of hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia in African Americans and West Africans; the genetic epidemiology of type 2 diabetes in West Africa; and the genetic epidemiology of podoconiosis (non-filarial elephantiasis) in Ethiopia. His work applies tools from the disciplines of genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, molecular genetics and bioinformatics towards understanding complex disease genetics and genomics in populations of African ancestry.

Prior to his NIH appointment, Dr. Adeyemo was deputy director of the Genetic Epidemiology Unit at the National Human Genome Center at Howard University, Washington, D.C. Dr. Adeyemo qualified in medicine at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; completed a postgraduate residency in pediatrics and genetics, and has held training fellowships in genetic epidemiology and medical education. He is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians.

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