Oladele A. Ogunseitan

Oladele A. Ogunseitan was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2022. As a fellow, Oladele A. Ogunseitan contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Cultural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences

Oladele (Dele) Ogunseitan holds the titles of Distinguished Professor and University of California Presidential Chair at UC Irvine, where he led the establishment of the Program in Public Health and served as founding Chair of the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention. Dele leads the Training and Empowerment objective for USAID’s One Health Workforce-Next Generation project in 17 countries across Africa and Southeast Asia.  He directs the Education Center for the University of California Global Health Institute; co-chairs the Education Pillar for the UC Center for Climate, Health and Equity; and directs Workforce Development for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. 

Dele is interested in the environmental and human health effects of industrial development concerning pollution prevention and remediation. His laboratory investigates interdisciplinary approaches to the discovery of less-toxic chemicals and materials through life cycle assessment of potential impacts on human health and planetary health. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology; the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and Collegium Ramazzini. Dele is co-director of the World Institute for Sustainable Development of Materials (WISDOM).