Omobosola O. Akinsete uri icon qr icon
Research Investigator

Education and training:  EDUCATION

 

1987-1992 MBBS              College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, State, Nigeria.

1994-1995 MPH John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public

 Baltimore, Maryland.

 

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

 

2001- 2005                         Fellow, Infectious Diseases, University of MinnesotaMedicalSchool, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

1998-2001                          Resident, Primary Care Internal Medicine Program, Brown University School of Medicine, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.

 

1996-1998                          Project Coordinator/Research Associate, Africa America Diabetes Mellitus (AADM) Study.  A collaborative genetics and epidemiological research study between the National Institute for Human Genome Research, HowardUniversity and medical institutions in West Africa specifically in Nigeria and Ghana.

 

1993-1994                          Medical Officer, General Hospital, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.

 

 

Overview/research interests: 

 I am interested in the health disparities that exist between minority  and majority populations  especially Africans and African Americans, and how to overcome barriers that might improve health outcomes  in minority populations. I have been in involved in trying to define and decrease the incidence of   HIV /AIDS epidemic in the African born population in the Twin cities . I am also involved in   HIV /AIDS education and advocacy in minority populations.

I am currently involved in research in the novel coronavirus infection ( COVID-19) .

 

Current research activities:

Co chair: COVID-19 Clinical Expert Panel

Purpose: To review and recommend clinical best practices that support HealthPartners care objectives for patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

Clinical scope

  • Assist in educating and engaging clinicians in rapidly evolving care practices
  • Evaluate the growing body of literature on the assessment and management of patients with COVID-19
  • Assess best practices and develop consensus to standardize care for COVID-19 at HealthPartners
  • Connect with operational teams to execute best practices, i.e. Case Conference, EMR BPAs, Note templates, Order sets, etc.

 

Co chair:

COVID-19 Research Expert Panel

Purpose: To review and recommend clinical research trials that support HealthPartners care objectives for patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

Research scope

  • Assist in educating and engaging clinicians in COVID-19 clinical research. 
  • Assess operational feasibility of clinical trials and make recommendations to Incident Command. 
  • May also serve as principal investigators or co-investigators. 
  • Monitor implementation, interim analyses from trials, and other evidence to recommend changes in the clinical research plan, if needed.

full name

  • Omobosola O. Akinsete