Dr Tolu Oni

Dr Tolullah Oni


Tolullah Oni is a public health physician and urban epidemiologist. 

Dr Tolu Oni

Born in Lagos, Tolullah completed her medical training at University College London, a Masters degree in Public Health at the University of Cape Town, and a doctorate in Epidemiology from Imperial College London, UK. Her global practice-informed research at the interface of population health, urbanisation and climate change adopts a transdisciplinary systems approach to co-design and co-produce urban health research for healthy sustainable cities that help to prevent diet and activity-related NCDs focused on air pollution, built environments and food environments in rapidly growing cities globally.

Recognitions & achievements

  • Fellow of the College of Public Health Medicine, South Africa
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK
  • Fellow, International Science Council
  • Fellow, African Academy of Sciences
  • Fellow, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum
  • Fellow, Salzburg Global Seminar 2018
  • Fellow, Next Einstein Forum 2016
  • Alumna, Global Young Academy (elected member 2016-2021)

Research focuses on planetary health and the interface between health, urbanisation and climate change, with a focus on Africa.

Details of on(research and advocacy) can be found:

1. UrbanBetter
2. Global Diet and Physical Activity Research Group