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Dr. Alawode Oladele, MD, MPH

Dr. Alawode Oladele was born in Nigeria. He has an MD degree from Morehouse School of Medicine and an MPH in Public Health from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He currently works in public health both locally and internationally. He is currently the CEO and President of both Premiere International Health Care Inc., and GIANT Non-Profit Inc.

Dr. Oladele is involved in several HIV, emerging diseases and community health projects in the Caribbean, West Africa, and East and Central Africa. With a keen focus on community health and public health, he has participated in numerous fellowships, including the UNC Management Academy of Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, followed by the Kellogg Emerging Leaders in Public Health Fellowship program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and also the Leadership Academy at Kennesaw State University.

 Dr. Oladele’s work spans over three decades focusing on social justice issues, including economic development, community engagement, environmental justice, human rights and social change. Renowned both nationally and internationally for his extensive expertise in public health, infectious and chronic disease diagnosis, treatment, management and research, Dr. Oladele has served for approximately 30 years in public health particularly in tuberculosis (TB), HIV, travel health and refugees, and immigrant clinical services. He helped develop the DeKalb County Board of Health refugee health clinic which screens 95 percent of all refugees and asylees arriving in the state of Georgia. In DeKalb County, he initiated the “Public Health Student Adopt a Refugee Family” program touching the lives of thousands of refugee children for the last 26 years. He also launched a refugee youth mentoring and tutorial program and between 1998 and 2002 coordinated and hosted an annual International Community Health Fair under the auspices of the Coalition of Concerned Africans, an organization founded in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympic Games.


Dr. Oladele has served as both the principal and co-investigator for numerous clinical trials and research on TB; the impact of nutritional therapy on HIV/AIDS; HIV among refugee populations; and latent TB infection. He has served on numerous non-profit boards focused on improving health outcomes for at-risk populations in the US and abroad including: MedShare International, Rollins School of Public Health, American Medical Team for Africa, Boreholes, Inc., and Georgia Perimeter College and Department of Nursing. He has also contributed his medical expertise for numerous non-profit medical missions bringing critical health education, treatment and/or direct patient care to Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Haiti, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Bamenda, Nairobi, Usenge, Mombasa, Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda and Uganda.

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