Akinlolu O Ojo
Associate Vice President, Clinical Research / Global Health Initiatives
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Medicine
Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Primary Department
(520) 626-0228
Research Interest
Clinical and translational research in chronic kidney disease (CKD), cardiovascular disease in patients with CKD and non-communicable chronic disease (NCD) research in low resource settings globally. A nephrologist by training, Akinlolu O. Ojo, MD, MPH, PhD, MBA, is the associate vice president for clinical research and global health initiatives at the University of Arizona Health Sciences and a professor of medicine in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, with a joint appointment as professor of health promotion sciences in the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Ojo is an international leader in chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation research and clinical care with a focus on health disparities, as well as an expert in global health research. He previously served as professor of medicine and the Florence E. Bingham Research Professor in Nephrology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he also was director of clinical and translational research in the Comprehensive Kidney Center, and director of the Department of Medicine Global Health Research and Training Programs. In addition, he was an attending physician with the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor.