Editor-in-Chief


Bolaji Egbewale, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics
Department of Community Medicine
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Ogbomosho, Nigeria


Biography

Dr. Egbewale is a Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics in the Department of Community Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, Nigeria where he teaches modules in Medical statistics and Research methodology across a wide range of undergraduate and post graduate programmes. He has supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students, authored and co-authored many research articles that are already published in peer-review medical journals. He obtained his PhD degree in Biostatistics from the University of Keele, United Kingdom.

Research Interest

His Research interest includes Design and Statistical Methods in Clinical trials; Epidemiology; Evaluation of Public Health Interventions; Statistical Modelling; HIV; Malaria; Tuberculosis; Maternal and Child Health.

Scientific Activities

HONOURS AND AWARDS


•(2015) TETfund Research Grant (Principal Investigator):Project on the Assessment and determinants of Health Status of the elderly in Osun State, Nigeria
•(2009-2012) International scholarship and Bursaries awards of the Keele University, United Kingdom for my PhD programme
•( 2011- 2012) World Health Organization (WHO) grant for an Evidence based study on HIV/AIDS; Comparative Efficacy of Behavioural Interventions for the prevention of Heterosexual Acquisition of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis. (Co-investigator)
•(2010) Keele University representative at the Queen’s national award ceremony for academic excellence at Buckingham palace, London, United Kingdom ;the occasion featured personal hand shake with her royal majesty, the Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh respectively
•(2006) Travelling grant for the attendance and presentation at a conference on Modeling TB and HIV held at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Publications

1. Oyedeji AT, Egbewale BE, Akintunde AA, Ajayi EA, Owojori OO, Balogun MO. Volume measurements in aortic root assessment using two-dimensional echocardiography. Clin Med Insights Cardiol. 2016; 10; 91-97. doi: 10.4137/CMC.S39383
2. Egbewale BE, Oyedeji OA, Mabayoje VO, Muibi MA, Akinleye CA, Adejimi AA. Validity and reliability of total lymphocyte count as alternative biomarker for CD4 count in the management of HIV positive patients on HAART in Osogbo, Nigeria. World J AIDS. 2015; 5(4): 313-321. doi: 10.4236/wja.2015.54034
3. Egbewale BE. Differences in sample size requirements of statistical methods involved in clinical trials with baseline imbalance demonstrated and quantified: a simulation study. J Clin Trials. 2015; 5: 225-229. doi: 10.4172/2167-0870.1000229
4. Egbewale BE. Statistical issues in randomised controlled trials: a narrative synthesis. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 2015; 5(5): 354-359. doi: 10.1016/S2221-1691(15)30367-1
5. Egbewale BE. Random allocation in controlled clinical trials: a review. J Pharm Sci. 2014; 17(2): 248-253. doi: 10.18433/J3SW36
6. Egbewale BE, Lewis M, Sim J. Bias, precision and statistical power of analysis of covariance in the analysis of randomized trials with baseline imbalance: a simulation study. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2014; 14: 49. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-14-49
7. Egbewale BE, Odu OO. Perception and Utilisation of Primary Health Care Services in a semi-urban Community, South-Western Nigeria. J Community Medi Primary Health Care. 2013; 24(1-2): 11-20. Web site. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/jcmphc/article/view/95495. Accessed
8. Olarewaju SO, Egbewale BE, Olarewaju AO, Bamidele J, Aluko J, Odo M. Knowledge, attitude and practices of HIV control measures in rural communities in Osun State, South Western, Nigeria. Intern J Medi Sci Public Health. 2:2: 237-243
9. Egbewale BE, Uthman OA, Odu OO, Adekanmbi V. Behavioural interventions for preventing HIV infection in homeless or unstably-housed adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2012; 5(1): CD009575. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009575
10. Adekanmbi V, Uthman OA, Egbewale BE. Routine viral load monitoring versus standard care for reducing morbidity and mortality in adolescent and adult patients living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2012, 1: CD009588. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009588
11. Hill JC, Konstantinou K, Egbewale BE, Dunn KM, Lewis M, Van der Windt D. Clinical outcomes among low back pain consulters with referred leg pain in primary care. Spine. 2011; 36(25): 2168-2175. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31820712bb
12. Filani TO, Ajibade BL, Egbewale BE, Makinde OY, Ogunyewo AO. Attitude and practice of research among nurse leaders in Nigeria. Nursing Midwifery Council of Nigeria Research J. 2011; 1(1): 6-12.
13. Mabayoje VO, Akinwusi PO, Opaleye OO, Aboderin OA, Egbewale BE, Fagbami AH. Prevalence of Hepatitis B surface antigen, Hepatitis C and human Immunodeficiency virus antibodies in a population of students in tertiary institution in Nigeria. African J Clinical Experimental Microbiology. 2010; 11(2): 68-74. Web site. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajcem/article/view/53908. Accessed
14. Egbewale BE, Olajide FO, Odu OO, Adebimpe WO. Morbidity pattern among fewer than 5 children and preventive practices among mothers and care givers in olorunda local government. Nigerian Hospital Practice. 2009; 4(1).
15. Asekun-Olarinmoye EO, Egbewale BE, Olajide FO. Subjective assessment of Childhood fever by mothers utilizing primary health care facilities in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. Nigerian journal of clinical practice. 2009; 12(4): 434-438. Web site. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/njcp/article/view/54645. Accessed
16. Egbewale BE, Adeeyo OA, Ogunro PS, Olowu AO, Adeoti ML, Adewole TA. Predictors of students’ performance in the pre-clinical MBBS programme in a Nigeria University. Niger Postgrad Med J. 2009; 16(4): 245-252. Web site. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/20527376. Accessed
17. Egbewale BE, Bamidele JO. Demographic Profile of Mothers and their Utilization of Maternal health-care Services in Osun state, Nigeria. Niger Postgrad Med J. 2009; 16(2): 132-138. Web site. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/19606193. Accessed
18. Asekun-olarinmoye EO, Bamidele JO, Egbewale BE, Asekun-olarinmoye IO, Ebenezer OlabamijiOjofeitimi. Consumer assessment of perceived quality of antenatal care services in a tertiary health care institution on Osun state, Nigeria. J Turkish-German Gynecol Assoc. 2009; 10: 89-99.
19. Egbewale BE, Adebimpe WA. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Blood donation in South Western Nigeria. Nigerian Hospital Practice. 2009; 2(6); 132-136.
20. Asekun-Olarinmoye EO, Bamidele JO, Olowu AO, Odu OO, Egbewale BE, Amusan OA. Sexual risk behaviors and risk perception in Southwestern Nigeria. J Med Sci. 2009: 3(2): 80-86.
21. Adekunle AS, Agbedana EO, Egbewale BE. Biochemical Evaluation of Hepatotoxicity in Mice due to Administration of Artemether. Toxicological Environmental Chemistry. 2009; 91(4); 699-705. doi: 10.1080/02772240802445522
22. Adeoti CO, Egbewale BE. Refractive Errors in Mercyland Specialist Hospital, Osogbo, Western Nigeria. Niger Postgrad Med J. 2008; 15(2): 116-119. Web site. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/18575484. Accessed
23. Odu O, Asekun-Olarinmoye EO, Bamidele JO, Egbewale BE, Amusan OA, Olowu AO. Knowledge attitudes to HIV/AIDS and Sexual Behaviour of Students in a Tertiary institution in South-Western Nigeria. Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2008; 13(1): 90-96. doi: 10.1080/13625180701617670
24. Ayodele OE, Egbewale BE, Alebiosu CO. Kidney Function and Clinical Correlates in newly Diagnosed Hypertensives Attending a University Teaching Hospital in Southwest Nigeria. Afr J Med Sci. 2007; 36: 95-101. Web site. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/19205569. Accessed
25. Bamidele JO, Asekun-Olarinmoye EO, Odu OO, Amusan OA, Egbewale BE. Sociodemographic Characteristics and Health risk behaviours among students of a tertiary institution in South Western Nigeria. Afr J Med Sci. 2007; 36(2): 129-136. Web site. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/19205575. Accessed
26. Adekunle AS, Adekunle OC, Egbewale BE. Serum Status of Selected Biochemical Parameters in Malaria: An Animal Model. Biomedical Research. 2007; 18(2): 115-119.
27. Egbewale BE, Taiwo SS, Odu OO, Olowu OA, Sobaloju SO. Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes in State Hospital, Osogbo, Southwesten Nigeria: A Four year review. Niger J Med. 2007; 16(2): 148-155. Web site. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/17694769. Accessed
28. Adedayo OO, Egbewale BE. Does knowledge of hazards of exposure to noise change attitudes and translate into healthful practices? The Internet J Health. 2007; 5(2).
29. Adeoti CO, Egbewale BE. Anisometropia in a tropical hospital. WAJM. 2006; 25(4): 42-44. Web site. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/17402519. Accessed
30. Aderounmu AOA, Egbewale BE, Ojofeitimi EO, Fadiora SO, Oguntola AS, Asekun-Olarinmoye EO, Adeoti ML, Akanbi O. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of the Educated And Non-Educated Women to Cancer of the Breast in Semi-Urban and Rural Areas of South West, Nigeria. Niger Postgrad Med J. 2006; 13(3): 182-186. Web site. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/17066102. Accessed
31. Ogunro PS, Ogungbamigbe TO, Elemile TO, Egbewale BE, Adewole TA. Plasma Selenium Concentration and Glutathione Peroxidase Activity in HIV-1/AIDS infected Patients: A Correlation with the Disease Progression. Niger Postgrad Med J. 2006; 13(1): 1-5. Web site. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/16633369. Accessed
32. Mabayoje VO, Fadiora SO, Akinwusi PO, Adeyeba OA, Muhibi MA, Egbewale BE. Seroprevalence Of Hepatitis B And C Among Health Care Workers in a Tertiary Health Institution in South West Nigeria. Journal of Clinical and Experiment Microbiology. 2006; 7: 63-67.
33. Ogungbamgbe TO, Ogunro PS, Elemile PO, Egbewale BE. Prescriptive Patterns of Anti-Malaria Drugs Among Medical Practitioners in Osogbo Metropolis, South West, Nigeria. Trop Med Health. 2005; 33(4); 201-208. doi: 10.2149/tmh.33.201
34. Adeniji AO, Olayemi O, Oladokun A, et al. Cervico-Vaginal Foetal Fibronectin: A Predictor of Cervical Response at Pre-Induction Ripening. WAJM. 2005; 24(4) 334-337. Web site. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/wajm/article/view/28228. Accessed
35. Ogunro PS, Ajala MO, Ogungbamigbe TO, Egbewale BE. Total Antioxidant Status and Lipid Peroxidation in HIV-1 Infected Patients in a Rural Area of South Western Nigeria. Afr J Med Sci. 2005; 34(3); 221-225. Web site. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/16749352. Accessed
36. Komolafe JO, Kuti O, Oni O, Egbewale BE. Socio-demographic Characteristics of Anaemic Gravidae at Booking: A Preliminary Study at Ilesha, Western Nigeria. Nigeria J Med. 2005; 14(2): 151-154. Web site. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/16083237. Accessed
37. Mabayoje VO, Akinwusi SO, Egbewale BE. Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Young People in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. Tropical Doctor. 2005; 35(4): 213-215. doi: 10.1258/004947505774938729
38. Ojurongbe O, Adeyeba OA, Olowu AO, Olowe AO, Opaleye OO, Egbewale BE. Screening For Shistozoma Heamatobium Infection in a Cohort of Pregnant Women In Nigeria. African J Clin Experime Microbiol. 2005; 6(3), 199-202. Web site. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajcem/article/view/7422. Accessed
39. Olawuyi JF, Egbewale BE, Anifalaje LA. Care-Seeking & Practices on Diarrhea in a Rural Community of Nigeria. African J Clin Experime Microbiol. 2004; 119-125.
40. Fadiora O, Oboro VO, Akinwusi PO, Adeoti ML, Bello TO, Egbewale BE. Sexual Risk Behaviour among University Students in South Western Nigeria. Sexual Health Matters. 2003; 4(1): 6-9.
41. Bamidele JO, Amusan OA, Egbewale BE. Knowledge Attitude and Responses of Rural Nigerian Community to Outbreak of Cholera. J Primary Health Care. 2003; 15(2): 72-81.