Oghenowede Eyawo

Assistant Professor

Global Health

Locations / Contact Info:

5022G Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building - DB
Keele Campus
Phone: 416.736.2100 Ext. 30044

Email address(es):


Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Global Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science


PhD -
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, Canada

Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, Canada

MSc -
Karl-Franzens University
Graz, Austria

BSc -
University of Benin
Benin City, Nigeria


My research interest is focused on precision-based global health and the application of epidemiological methods to examine patterns of morbidity, mortality, health inequities and their potential effects among vulnerable populations of children, women and men. Past and current work have focused on HIV, HCV, tuberculosis, other comorbidities, and the social, political, and economic determinants of health that lie at the crossroads of these diseases. I am also interested in the methodological aspects of study designs in observational and experimental epidemiology, and how to improve the use of linked health administrative data in research.

Selected Publications

Kopec JA, Pourmalek F, Adeyinka DA, Adibi A, Agarwal G, Alam S, Bhutta ZA, Butt ZA, Chattu VK, Eyawo O, Fazli G, Fereshtehnejad SM, Hebert JJ, Hossain MB, Ilesanmi MM, Itiola AJ, Jahrami H, Kissoon N, Defo BK, Kurmi OP, Mokdad AH, Murray CJL, Olagunju AT, Pandi-Perumal SR, Patten SB, Rafiee A, Rasali DP, Sardiwalla Y, Sathish T, Solmi M, Somayaji R, Stranges S, Tonelli M, Wang Z, Yaya S, Elgar FJ. Health trends in Canada 1990-2019: An analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study. Can J Public Health. 2024 Feb 15.

Aboagye RG, Seidu AA, Ahinkorah BO, Cadri A, Frimpong JB, Dadzie LK, Budu E, Eyawo O, Yaya S. Prevalence and predictors of infant and young child feeding practices in sub-Saharan Africa. Int Health. 2024 Jan 2;16(1):68-82.

GBD 2021 Sickle Cell Disease Collaborators and Eyawo O. Global, regional, and national prevalence and mortality burden of sickle cell disease, 2000-2021: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021. Lancet Haematol. 2023 Aug;10(8):e585-e599.

McGinnis KA, Tate JP, Bryant KJ, Justice AC, O'Connor PG, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Crystal S, Cutter CJ, Hansen NB, Maisto SA, Marconi VC, Williams EC, Cook RL, Gordon AJ, Gordon KS, Eyawo O, Edelman EJ, Fiellin DA. Change in alcohol use based on self-report and a quantitative biomarker, phosphatidylethanol, in people with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2022 Mar;26(3):786-794

Eyawo O, Viens AM, Ugoji UC. Lockdowns and low- and middle-income countries: building a feasible, effective, and ethical COVID-19 response strategy. Global Health. 2021;17(1):13.

GBD 2019 Under-5 Mortality Collaborators and Eyawo O. Global, regional, and national progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 3.2 for neonatal and child health: all-cause and cause-specific mortality findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet. 2021; 398(10303):870-905

Aboagye RG, Seidu A, Ahinkorah BO, Arthur-Holmes F, Cadri A, Dadzie LK, Hagan JJE, Eyawo O, Yaya S. Dietary Diversity and Undernutrition in Children Aged 6-23 Months in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nutrients. 2021;13(10):3431

Local Burden of Disease HIV Collaborators and Eyawo O. Subnational mapping of HIV incidence and mortality among individuals aged 15-49 years in sub-Saharan Africa, 2000-18: a modelling study. Lancet HIV. 2021: 8(6):e363-e375.

Eyawo O, Deng Y, Dziura J, Justice AC, McGinnis K, Tate JP, Rodriguez‐Barradas MC, Hansen NB, Maisto SA, Marconi VC, O’Connor PG, Bryant K, Fiellin DA, Edelman EJ. Validating self‐reported unhealthy alcohol use with phosphatidylethanol (PEth) among patients with HIV. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2020 Oct;44(10):2053-2063

Eyawo O, Viens AM. Rethinking the Central Role of Equity in the Global Governance of Pandemic Response. J Bioeth Inq. 2020 Aug 25:1-5

Viens AM, Eyawo O. COVID-19: the rude awakening for the political elite in low- and middle-income countries. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 May; 5(5):e002807

Burstein R, Henry NJ, Collison ML, …. Eyawo O, et al. Mapping 123 million neonatal, infant and child deaths between 2000 and 2017. Nature. 574(7778):353-358, 2019

Eyawo O, Brockman G, Goldsmith CH, Hull MW, Lear SA, Bennett M, Guillemi S, Franco-Villalobos C, Adam A, Mills EJ, Montaner JSG, Hogg RS. Risk of myocardial infarction among people living with HIV: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2019 Sep 24;9(9):e025874

GBD 2017 HIV collaborators and Eyawo O. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and mortality of HIV, 1980-2017, and forecasts to 2030, for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017. Lancet HIV. 2019 Aug 19. pii: S2352-3018(19)30196-1.

Vizcarra P, Guillemi S, Eyawo O, Hogg RS, Montaner JS, Bennett M. Stroke and Systemic Thromboembolism Prevention in People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus With Atrial Fibrillation: A Review of Its Implications for Clinical Practice. CJC Open. 2019 Sep, 1(5): 245-255

Gali B, Eyawo O, Hull MW, Samji H, Zhang W, Sereda P, Lima VD, McGrail K, Montaner JSG, Hogg RS, Moore D; COAST Study Team. Incidence of select chronic comorbidities among a population-based cohort of HIV-positive individuals receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy. Curr Med Res Opin. 2019 Nov;35(11):1955-1963

Closson K, McLinden T, Patterson TL, Eyawo O, Kibel M, Card KG, Salters K, Chau W, Ye M, Hull MW, Lima VD, Montaner JSG, Hogg RS; Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) Study. HIV, schizophrenia, and all-cause mortality: A population-based cohort study of individuals accessing universal medical care from 1998 to 2012 in British Columbia, Canada. Schizophr Res. 2019 Jul;209:198-205.

Eyawo O, McGinnis KA, Justice AC, Fiellin DA, Hahn JA, Williams EC, Gordon AJ, Marshall BDL, Kraemer KL, Crystal S, Gaither JR, Edelman EJ, Bryant KJ, Tate JP; VACS Project team. Alcohol and Mortality: Combining Self-reported (AUDIT-C) and Biomarker Detected (PEth) Alcohol Measures Among HIV Infected and Uninfected. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Feb 1;77(2):135-143

Ma H, Villalobos CF, St-Jean M, Eyawo O, Lavergne MR, Ti L, Hull MW, Yip B, Wu L, Hogg RS, Barrios R, Shoveller JA, Montaner JSG, Lima VD. The impact of HCV co-infection status on healthcare-related utilization among people living with HIV in British Columbia, Canada: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 May 2;18(1):319.

Jaworsky D, Phillips P, Cui Z, Chau W, Colley G, Dutta R, Yip B, Kremer H, Eyawo O, Montaner JS, Hull MW. Trends in discharges from the HIV/AIDS ward at a tertiary Canadian Hospital from 2005 to 2014. AIDS Care. 2018 Feb 4:1-8.

Elion RA, Althoff KN, Zhang J, Moore RD, Gange SJ, Kitahata MM, Crane HM, Drozd DR, Stein JH, Klein MB, Eron JJ, Silverberg MJ, Mathews WC, Justice AC, Sterling TR, Rabkin CS, Mayor AM, Klein DB, Horberg MA, Bosch RJ, Eyawo O, Palella FJ Jr; North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design of IeDEA. Recent abacavir use increases risk for Types 1 and 2 myocardial infarctions among adults with HIV. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 May1;78(1):62-72.

Smith DM, Salters KA, Eyawo O, Franco-Villalobos C, Jabbari S, Wiseman SM, Press N, Montaner JSG, Man SFP, Hull M, Hogg RS. Mortality among people living with HIV/AIDS with non-small-cell lung cancer in the modern HAART Era. AIDS Care. 2018 Jul;30(7):936-942

Eyawo O, Hull MW, Salters K, Samji H, Cescon A, Sereda P, Lima VD, Nosyk B, Whitehurst DGT, Lear SA, Montaner JSG, Hogg RS, for the Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) Study. Cohort profile: the Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) Study among people living with and without HIV in British Columbia, Canada. BMJ Open 2018 Jan 13;8(1):e019115

Closson K, Osborne C, Smith DM, Kesselring S, Eyawo O, Card K, Sereda P, Jabbari S, Franco-Villalobos C, Ahmed T, Gabler K, Patterson T, Hull M, Montaner JSG, Hogg RS; Comparative Outcomes and Services utilization Trends (COAST) study. Factors Associated with Mood Disorder Diagnosis Among a Population Based Cohort of Men and Women Living With and Without HIV in British Columbia Between 1998 and 2012. AIDS Behav. 2018 May;22(5):1530-1540

Samji H, Zhang W, Eyawo O, Jabbari S, Colley G, Tanner Z, Hull M, Montaner JS, Hogg RS; COAST Study Team. Rates and predictors of injury in a population-based cohort of people living with HIV: trends and disparities from 1996 to 2013. AIDS. 2017 Jan 14;31(2):295-304

Eyawo O, Franco-Villalobos C, Hull MW, Nohpal A, Samji H, Sereda P, Lima VD, Shoveller J, Moore D, Montaner JS, Hogg RS; Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) study. Changes in mortality rates and causes of death in a population-based cohort of persons living with and without HIV from 1996 to 2012. BMC Infect Dis. 2017;17(1):174.

Hogg RS, Eyawo O, Collins AB, Zhang W, Jabbari S, Hull MW, Lima VD, Ahmed T, Kendall CE, Althoff KN, Justice AC, Barrios R, Shoveller J, Montaner JS; Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) study. Health-adjusted life expectancy in HIV-positive and HIV-negative men and women in British Columbia, Canada: a population-based observational cohort study. Lancet HIV. 2017 Jun;4(6):e270-e276

Lima VD, Eyawo O, Ma H, Lourenco L, Chau W, Hogg RS, Montaner JS. The impact of scaling-up combination antiretroviral therapy on patterns of mortality among HIV-positive persons in British Columbia, Canada. J Int AIDS Soc. 2015 Oct 7;18:20261.

Nosyk B, Krebs E, Eyawo O, Min JE, Barrios R, Montaner JSG. Cost-effectiveness analysis along the continuum of HIV care: How we can optimize the effect of HIV Treatment as Prevention Programs? Current HIV/AIDS Reports. 2014 Dec;11(4):468-78.

Eyawo O, Hogg, RS, Montaner JS. The Holy Grail: The search for undiagnosed cases is paramount in improving the cascade of care among people living with HIV. Can J Public Health 2013; 104(5): e418-9


Global Burden of Disease Network

Research Society on Alcoholism

Canadian Association for HIV Research

International AIDS Society


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes