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Agricola Odoi, BVM, MSc, PhD, FAHA, FACE, Dipl. AVES (Hon) is a Professor of Epidemiology with specific interests and expertise in geographic and quantitative epidemiology. He earned his veterinary degree from Makerere University (Uganda), MSc in Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics from University of Nairobi (Kenya) and PhD in Epidemiology from University of Guelph (Canada).
Dr. Odoi’s research involves use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Epidemiology to investigate health disparities and the impact of place on health outcomes and access to health services. He has used these approaches in the investigation of vector-borne, water-borne and chronic diseases. His investigations have focused on identifying the influence of place of residence on health so as to provide information to guide health planning and policy decisions.
He has been actively involved in research on the epidemiology of prediabetes, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Using GIS and spatial epidemiologic tools, Dr. Odoi has also been involved in research investigating vector distribution, habitat preference and predictors of geographic distribution of vectors and hence risk of a number of vector-borne diseases. As a result of his significant research contributions he was inducted a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (FACE) and received an Honorary Diplomate of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (Dipl. AVES).
Epidemiology Public Health Spatial & Geographic Information Science Spatial & Geographic Information Systems