Prof. O.O Kayode


Historical Background

Born and raised in Edo State, Nigeria. Originally from Ogbomoso, Oyo State. Attended Primary schools where church missionary parents served in Edo, Ondo, Ekiti and Osun States. Born and remains a devout Christian but enjoys cross-cultural religion, food and music.

Educational History

  • Attended the prestigious Christ’s School Ado-Ekiti; Victory College Ikare and Federal School of Science, Lagos for Secondary Ordinary and Advanced level Certificates. Awarded the Foreign Students’ Scholarship Award to study Basic Medical Sciences at the prestigious Ivy League School; Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut (1973-1977). Oyo State Govt. Scholarship award for Public Health at School of Public Health, University of North Carolina,Chapel-Hill (1977-1979). Served the obligatory National Youth Service Corp (NYSC)Program in Kwara State (1979-1980). Joined the department of Epidemiology and Community Health, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin on August 26, 1980 as an Assistant Lecturer. Entered the Ph.D. studies at Rakham School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Michigan and completed it at University of Ilorin in 2006. Currently an Associate Professor of Public Health Education and Sub-Dean (Academic) at the University of Ilorin Postgraduate School since November, 2011. Consults for various international and Nigerian NGOs, including UNICEF, WHO and Health Alive Foundation. Married with three children.


B.Sc., MPH, Ph.D.,

Research Interest

Attitudinal modification towards behavioral change


      1. 1. OLORUNDARE, AS: OLADIJI, AT; ABDULKAREEM, AY & KAYODE, OB (2015); “Glocalizing University Curriculum and Research Initiatives” In: University of Ilorin at 40: The Soaring Eagle: Ijaiya, NYS (Editor-In-Chief) Section-C: Future Trends. Published by University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. Pg. 372-397

        2. KAYODE, 00 (2010) “Health Education and Health Promotion”; In: School of Science and Technology Course Manual CHS 524. (Units 1-21) Programme Leader: Professor Afolabi Adebanjo; Course Coordinator: Dr. S.K. Olubiyi. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

        3. KAYODE, 00 & ABATAN, MT; (2001) “Poisoning and Emergency Care In the Hospital And Community” Chapter. 8 In: A Text Book of First Aid And Safety Education. Edited by Obiyemi, 00 & Oyerinde, O0 (2001). Pp.79-95 Haytee Press and Publishing Co. Nigeria Ltd., Ilorin.

        4. VERZOSA, CC, JOHNSON, CM & KAYODE, 00, (1990) “Using Focus Group for Health Communication: A Case Study in Nigeria” Chapter, 6 In: Rapid Appraisal Data Collection Methods: International Case Studies.” Edited by Kumar, K & Caseley, D. USAID, Washington, DC., USA.
        5. OGUNBA, EO; KALE, OO; OKONKWO, PO; EDUNGBOLA, LD, POND, B & KAYODE, OO; (1990) TRAINING MANUAL. National Onchocerciasis (River Blindness). Control Programme (NOCP). Federal Ministry c Health & Social Services,, Diseases Control Division, Lagos, Edited: Edungbola, L
        6. ONI, GA; BROWN, KH; BENTLY, ME; DICKIN, LK; KAYODE, Bode and ALADE, I. (1989). “Force-feeding: A Traditonal Feeding Practice on Infants and Young Children In Kwara State, Nigeria.” In: Towards More Efficacy In Child
        Survival Strategies. Case Studies. Edited by: Sirageldin, I; Mosley, WH & Levine,
        The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

        7. VERZOSA, CC; KAYODE, OO; ALLEN, C & SMITH, WA, (1989) “The Use of Qualitative Research In Developing A Nutritious Weaning Food and Promoting Its Use Among Low Income Communities In Nigeria” In: THE HEALTHCOM PROJECT. Published by AED, Washington, DC, USA
        8. MUSAH Toyin; KAYODE, OO; AROWOLO, 00, SEBIONIGA-LAWAL, MY & ODUGBEMI, BA (2012). “Relevance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Management of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)” Development and Policy Issues in Africa. Centre for Development and Policy Issues on Africa. Vol.5(1):119-131; C April, 2012.
        9. OLADIJI, Femi; KAYODE, O0 and PARAKOYI, DB (2012) “Influence of Socio-demographic Characteristics on Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction in Nigeria”, International Journal of Impotence Research. Vol.25: 18-23 (2013).
        10. OLOKOBA, AB; ADERIBIGBE, SA & KAYODE, OO (2010) A Community Survey of Practices Related to Risk Factors for Liver Diseases Among Adults in Ilorin Metropolis. American Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research. 1(2): 118-121.
        11. OLOKOBA, AB, ADERIBIGBE, SA & KAYODE, OO (2010) A Community Survey of Awareness and Risk Perception for Liver Diseases Among Adults In Ilorin Metropolis. European Journal of Social Sciences. Vol 14, No.1 109-115
        12. OLAITAN, Olukunmi Lanre; TALABI. Adetayo Ebun; OLUMORIN Charles Olabode; BRAIMAH, Kolawole Thomas, KAYODE, Olabode Olayinka; ONIGBINDE, Ayo Teslim (2011) Occupational Stress, Coping Strategies Among Lecturers in Ilorin Metropolis, Nigeria-Instasei Journal of Medical Sciences and Clinical Research. Vol 1- Issue 1, www.instasel lido pn 20-06

        13.Olukunmi ‘Lanre OLAITAN; Adetayo Ebun TALABI; Charles Olabode OLUMORIN; Kolawole Thomas BRAIMOH, Olabode Olayinka KAYODE; Ayo Teslim ONIGBINDE (2013) “Risks Experience During Pregnancy Among Teenagers in South West Nigeria International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine and Public Health ( Vol.4: No.1; pp.2-12

        14. OLAITAN, O. Lanre, OYERINDE, OO; OBIYEMI, O & KAYODE, 00 (2010) Prevalence of Job Stress Among Primary School Teachers In South-West Nigeria. African Journal of Microbiology Research. Vol.4(5) pp.339-342 ISSN 1996-0808 C4 March, 2010. Academic Journals.

        15. SAMUEL, SO; KAYODE,00; MUSA, OI; NWIGWE, GC; ABODERIN, AO; SALAMI, TAT & TAIWO, SS (May 2010) “Nosocomial Infections and the Challenges of Control in Developing Countries. African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology. Vol. II (2): 102-110, AJCEMC200982/21014, ISBN11598-689X http://www.ajol.infojournals/ajcem
        16. SAMUEL, SO; KAYODE, OO & MUSA, OL (2009) “Awareness and Practices of Safety Measures In the Handling of Medical Waste At University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Biology, ajolinfo/journalsa/ajecem.ajcem2002.

        17. OSHO, OI & KAYODE, 00 (2006) Perception and Attitude Towards Unprotected Sex Among Students of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, Nigeria (Ed.) Obiyemi, 00 Ilorin Journal of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (IJOPHER)Vol5, 2006. Pp. 16-20. 32, 18. ARAOYE, MO, KAYODE, B & OSHATIMEHIN, JA (2005) “Evaluation of Youth Peer Education Strategy for Sexuality Education In a Church Setting in Kwara State”. Nigerian Medical Practitioner. Vol 46:6, 2005 pp.122-126

        19. ARAOYE, MO, KAYODE, OO & AKANDE, TM, (1999) “Strategies For Preventing STD/AIDS Among Commercial Drivers” Nigerian Medical Practitioner Vol.38, No. 1-3, pp.5-10