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Hammed Mogaji, PhD

Visiting Research Scientist


Hammed Mogaji is a Parasitologist and Epidemiologist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, master’s and PhD in Parasitology all with Distinction from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. He also has additional postdoctoral training in Epidemiology at Institute of Collective Health, Salvador, Brazil, and a Research Scientist position in Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, United States. His research interest revolves around neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), including mapping, exploration of socio-economic and ecological determinants of transmission. He also uses implementation science methodologies to study disease control programs, identify and resolve bottlenecks limiting them. He has experience working as a junior lecturer in a university, and prior to that, had served as a research scientist with the Spatial Parasitology and Health GIS group and, also as a program/research officer on NTDs programming with MITOSATH ( He has won several extramural funding for his research, as well as awards and advocacy grants in recognition of his outreach programs on Malaria, NTDs and COVID-19 in Nigeria. He has over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals with an impressive 471 citations and representations in local and international conferences in ten countries including the USA. He reviews for more than 10 reputable journals including PLoS NTDs, PLoS ONE, Parasites and Vectors, BMC Public Health, Parasite Epidemiology and Control, Frontier’s in Public Health, Acta Tropica and BMC Public Health, to mention a few. He is also a member of some reputable societies including TDR Global, ASTMH, ACGH, BSP, PPSN, iCHORDS, GSA, ASM and ARNTD. He serves as a Global Assessor of grants and events abstract for Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) since 2021, and is also a member of iCHORDS, Canada steering committee ( He is one of the winners of the prestigious American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Young Investigators Award (First Tie Mention) in 2021.

Education & Training

  • Non Degree Program
    Institute of Collective Health, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, Epidemiology (2023)
  • PhD
    Federal University Of Agriculture Abeokuta, Parasitology

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Yale Starlight Global Health FellowshipYale University2023

Departments & Organizations