Deji is a Nigerian doctoral candidate jointly at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine & Global Health. Her PhD project is on rabies epidemiology and vaccine uptake in the Philippines.
She started her public health career working in nutrition programs in Nigeria before her master’s degree at Johns Hopkins University in global disease epidemiology and control. Following her master’s degree, she has worked in immunization programs and global health policy. Her global health interests are around the control of vaccine preventable diseases including infectious disease surveillance, vaccine delivery, and vaccine uptake.
As a RSTMH Student Ambassador, Deji hopes to be part of a network that drives impact in global health. She aims to communicate the work of RSTMH and its member’s research which will lead to improved awareness of the health challenges faced by underserved communities, and the solutions being developed.
Deji has lived and worked in 7 countries. She’s often found planning travel to return closer to the equator.