Ayomide Ojebuoboh is a junior at Boston University, where she is pursuing a BA in Mathematics, and a minor in public health. She plans on pursuing an MD, as well as a PhD or an MPH. She is interested in combining medicine, public health and statistics in order to shift the public health culture in Nigeria and research public health disparities in America’s underrepresented minority population.
During SUMR, Ayomide worked on two projects. Ayomide worked with Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, a Vice Provost Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, in the I AM Research Group. She conducted qualitative data on race and racism among physicians of color, and among VA patients living with chronic kidney disease. She also conducted retrospective survival analysis of the relationship between race, heart rate variability and progression to end-stage renal disease. In addition, Ayomide worked with Dr. Blanca Himes, an assistant professor of informatics in biostatistics and epidemiology, on characterizing asthma exacerbation risk factors among adults in the U.S through analyzing the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Asthma Call-back Survey data with the use of R.
At Boston University, Ayomide is the Vice President of African Students Organization and volunteer coordinator of the BU Premedical Society. She is also on the missional core team of BU Intervarsity Multiethnic Christian Fellowship. In her free time, she enjoys singing, playing the piano and serving in her church.