Adebisi Yusuff Adebayo is a young Nigerian pharmacist, global health advocate and researcher who has achieved remarkable feats in his academic and professional journey. He recently graduated with a first-class degree in pharmacy from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, with a cumulative grade point average of 6.9 out of 7.0. He also won scholarships to pursue his master’s degree in four prestigious UK universities, namely the University of Oxford, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow. He chose to study at Oxford, where he is currently enrolled in the MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology program.
Adebisi’s passion for global health research and innovation started early in his undergraduate years, when he devoted himself to learning and building research and academic writing skills. He published over 50 articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals by the time of his graduation, covering topics such as epidemiology, health systems, health inequity, population health, antimicrobial resistance, COVID-19 and many more. He also received several awards and recognitions for his outstanding contributions to scientific discourse, such as the Diana Award, the most prestigious award young people can receive for their work in the UK and around the world.
Adebisi is not only a prolific researcher, but also a leader and an advocate for health equity and social justice. He has led and participated in various initiatives focused on addressing health challenges in low- and middle-income countries, such as harm reduction, smoking cessation, humane drug policy, polio eradication, vaccine hesitancy and access to healthcare. He has also been instrumental in helping many young people access research grants and travel scholarships to attend and present their research in scientific conferences. He believes that Africa needs to invest in building the capacity of young people in research and innovation, as they are the future drivers of positive changes in health, education, agriculture and many other areas.
Adebisi’s story is an inspiration to many young people who aspire to pursue excellence and make a difference in the world. He is a testament to the power of hard work, dedication and passion. He is also a role model for young African researchers who want to advance science and health research in their continent and beyond. He hopes to continue his lifelong purpose of advancing global health through research, innovation and advocacy.
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St Cross College. (n.d.). Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi: From Ibadan to Oxford | St Cross College. Retrieved October 30, 2021, from https://www.stx.ox.ac.uk/article/yusuff-adebayo-adebisi-from-ibadan-to-oxford