Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine

Professor Kikelomo Ololade WRIGHT

MB ChB (Ife), MPH (Lagos), FMCPH (Nig.), PGD (Boston)

Academic Background, Trainings, Skills, Positions, Teaching, Achievements (in Summary).

Kikelomo Ololade Wright is a Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine. She is domiciled at the Lagos State University College of Medicine and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital where she is invested in the training of medical students, healthcare research, health service delivery and healthcare consultancy.

Professor Wright obtained her medical degree (MB ChB) from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife and possesses a Master of Public Health degree (MPH) from University of Lagos. She is a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and Community Medicine of the National Post-Graduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Nutrition from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).

A member of several administrative and health systems management committees at university, state and national levels of the health and education systems of Nigeria, Professor Wright provides technical support through research for evidence-based decision making, trainings and evaluation processes. She has held a range of administrative positions and is a recipient of several grants.

Departmental Affiliations

  • Department of Community Health and Primary Healthcare, Lagos State University College of Medicine
  • Department of Community Health and Primary Healthcare, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital

Centre and Institute Affiliations

    • Centre for Reproductive Health Research and Innovation (
    • Lagos State Health Research Committee
    • National Post-Graduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN)

Research Interests/Specialisations

A global health and reproductive health advocate and expert providing technical expertise at various levels of the Nigerian health care system with research expertise in (a) Reproductive Health Epidemiology, (b) Child Health Epidemiology, (c) Infectious diseases and (d) Global Health.


  1.  Title: Community Mobilization for Improved Clean Cookstove Uptake, Household Air Pollution Reduction, and Hypertension Prevention

Funder: NIH Sub-award

Duration: 2021-2026

Role: Co-Investigator/ Site Principal Investigator

Study site: Peri-urban communities in Lagos State

Summary: The CF-CS study is collaborative research between the New York University School of Medicine and the Lagos State University College of Medicine. 

This community-based study which is built on the EPIS implementation research framework aims to explore the adoption of clean fuel-clean cook stove (CF-CS), and its effect on reduction of household air pollution and systolic blood pressure

2. Title: Barriers and Facilitators on Utilization of Health Insurance in Lagos, Nigeria

Funder: Lagos State Government (Ministry of Health) project funded by Bill and 

  Melinda Gates Foundation 

Duration: 2022

Role: Principal Investigator

3. Title: Effectiveness of Primary Health Care Governance Structures in Enhancement of Service Availability and Utilization

 – Funder: Lagos State Government (Ministry of Health) project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation  

– Duration: 2022

– Role: Principal Investigator

4.  Title: Lagos Reproductive and Child Health Indicator Survey

Funder: Lagos State Government (Ministry of Health)

Duration: 2022

Role: Principal Investigator

5. Title: Family Planning Uptake in Rural and Urban Communities of Lagos: Implications for Fertility and Maternal Health


Duration: 2020-2021

– Role: Principal Investigator


(1) WRIGHT O. Kikelomo, DAIRO D. Magbagbeola , ODUGBEMI A. Babatunde, ADEPOJU O. Funmilade, ADEBAYO I. Bisola, DUROJAIYE O. Temitope, SHOGBAMIMU O. Yeside, ODUSANYA O. Olumuyiwa & IDRIS Olajide.

Misconceptions About HIV Infection and Testing Services: A Qualitative Pilot Survey in Lagos. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 2020, Volume 10, Issue 4. Pp 1 – 16.

(2) WRIGHT O. Kikelomo, BAKARE Q. Omowunmi, ADENIRAN Adeyinka, AKINYINKA R Modupe, KUYINU A Yetunde, GOODMAN Olayinka.

Nuances of Reproductive Decisions by Women in a Rural Community of Lagos, Nigeria. Pan African Medical Journal, 2020, Volume 37, Issue 133. Pp 1 – 8.

(3) ABAYOMI Akin, ODUKOYAOluwakemi, OSIBOGUNAkin, WRIGHT Ololade, ADEBAYO Bisola

Presenting Symptoms and Predictors of Poor Outcomes Among 2,184 Patients withCOVID-19 in Lagos State, Nigeria, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2020, Vol. 3,Issue 10,Pp. 1-15,DOI:


Predictors of COVID-19 Information Sources and Their Perceived Accuracy in Nigeria: Online Cross-sectional Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2021 Jan 25;7(1):e22273. doi: 10.2196/22273. PMID: 33428580; PMCID: PMC7837450

(5) WRIGHT O Kikelomo, UKATU E Elochukwu, OTTUN A Tawa, OYEBODE MO, SARMA Vivek, CHUNG Sarah.

Economic Recession and Family Planning Uptake – Review of a Nigerian Health Institution. Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2018, Volume -1, Issue 35. Pp 147 – 152. 

(6) BANKE-THOMAS Aduragbemi, WRIGHT O Kikelomo, COLLINS Lindsey.

Assessing Geographical Distribution and Accessibility of Emergency Obstetric Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review. Journal of Global Health, 2018, Volume 9, Issue 1. Pp 1 – 12.

(7) WRIGHT O Kikelomo, SHOGBAMIMU Yeside , AKINBAMI A Adesegun, ADEBISI Rahmon, SENBANJO O Idowu, and OGBERA O Anthonia.

Nutrition Status of Children in a Well-Child Clinic in Lagos Nigeria. Afr. J. Food Agric. Nutr. Dev, 2018, Volume 18, Issue 3. Pp 13602 – 13616

(8) WRIGHT O Kikelomo, OLUWOLE O Esther, ADENIRAN A Adeyinka, KUYINU A Yetunde, GOODMAN O Olayinka, ODUSANYA O Olumuyiwa.

Youth Friendly Reproductive Services in a Rural Community of Lagos Nigeria: Are the Youths Receptive. Int J Adolesc Med Health, 2016, Volume 10, Issue 1. Pp 1 – 5.

(9) WRIGHT O Kikelomo, BANKETHOMAS Aduragbemi, SONOIKI Olatunji, AJAYI Babatunde, ILOZUMBA Onaedo, AKINOLA I Oluwarotimi.

Opinion of Women on Emergency Obstetric Care Provided in Public Facilities in Lagos, Nigeria: A Qualitative Study. Health Care for Women International, 2016, Volume 38, Issue 6. Pp 527 – 543.

(10) WRIGHT O Kikelomo, TAYO Fola, ODUSANYA O Olumuyiwa, KUYINU A Yetunde, ODUGBEMI Babatunde, AROWOLO Tolu and BAKARE Omowunmi.

. Perception and Practices of Lagos State Residents on the Prevention and Control of Malaria in Lagos Nigeria. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 2013, Volume 6, Issue 5. Pp 503 – 507.