Onikepe Oluwadamilola Owolabi

Guttmacher Institute

Onikepe Owolabi joined the Guttmacher Institute as a Senior Research Scientist in 2016. Trained in epidemiological methods and with a clinical background, she has focused her research on measuring the burden of unsafe abortion, maternal morbidity and the delivery of maternal and reproductive health services in low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Owolabi is currently involved in projects examining the burden of severe maternal morbidity and the availability of medical abortion in Kenya. Prior to joining Guttmacher, she worked as a research fellow in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She earned a bachelor of medicine/bachelor of surgery degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, an MSc in global health science from the University of Oxford and a PhD in epidemiology and population health at LSHTM. Dr. Owolabi is a member of the Population Association of American and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.