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Adedotun A Ogunbajo, Ph.D.

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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDBS05/2012Molecular & Cellular Biology
Yale University, New Haven, CTMPH05/2016Social & Behavioral Sciences
Brown University, Providence, RIPhD05/2020Behavioral & Social Health Sciences
2016 - 2020
Health Policy Research Scholar
2016 - 2020
Presidential Fellowship
IAS Injecting Drug Use Research Prize

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  1. R36DA047216 (OGUNBAJO, ADEDOTUN) Sep 15, 2018 - Aug 31, 2020
    Substance use, psychosocial problems, and sexual risk among Nigerian men who have sex with men (MSM)
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Ogunbajo A, Oke T, Okanlawon K, Abubakari GM, Oginni O. Religiosity and Conversion Therapy is Associated with Psychosocial Health Problems among Sexual Minority Men (SMM) in Nigeria. J Relig Health. 2021 Aug 29. PMID: 34455514.
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  2. Oginni OA, Oloniniyi IO, Ibigbami O, Ugo V, Amiola A, Ogunbajo A, Esan O, Adelola A, Daropale O, Ebuka M, Mapayi B. Depressive and anxiety symptoms and COVID-19-related factors among men and women in Nigeria. PLoS One. 2021; 16(8):e0256690. PMID: 34437601.
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  3. Ogunbajo A, Lodge W, Restar AJ, Oginni OA, Iwuagwu S, Williams R, Biello K, Mimiaga MJ. Correlates of Geosocial Networking Applications (GSN Apps) Usage among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men in Nigeria, Africa. Arch Sex Behav. 2021 Apr 12. PMID: 33844118.
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  4. Arnold T, Stopka TJ, Gomillia CES, Murphy M, Johnson K, Chan PA, Klasko-Foster L, Rogers B, Soler JH, Monger ML, Jacque E, Sutten Coats C, Willie TC, Ogunbajo A, Mena L, Nunn A. Locating the Risk: Using Participatory Mapping to Contextualize Perceived HIV Risk across Geography and Social Networks among Men Who Have Sex with Men in the Deep South. J Sex Res. 2021 Apr 07; 1-8. PMID: 33826434.
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  5. Restar AJ, Valente PK, Ogunbajo A, Masvawure TB, Sandfort T, Gichangi P, Lafort Y, Mantell JE. Solidarity, support and competition among communities of female and male sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya. Cult Health Sex. 2021 Mar 05; 1-27. PMID: 33666535.
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  6. Ogunbajo A, Storholm ED, Ober AJ, Bogart LM, Reback CJ, Flynn R, Lyman P, Morris S. Multilevel Barriers to HIV PrEP Uptake and Adherence Among Black and Hispanic/Latinx Transgender Women in Southern California. AIDS Behav. 2021 Jul; 25(7):2301-2315. PMID: 33515132.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  7. Ogunbajo A, Abubakari GM, Edeza A, Iwuagwu S, Williams R, Biello K, Mimiaga MJ. Transactional Sex Is Associated with Income Level and Psychosocial Health Problems among Gay and Bisexual Men (GBM) in Nigeria, Africa. J Sex Res. 2021 Jul; 58(6):706-712. PMID: 33284044.
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  8. Dubov A, Ogunbajo A, Altice FL, Fraenkel L, Distelberg B. Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the PrEP Sexual Expectancies (PSEXS) Scale. AIDS Behav. 2021 Apr; 25(4):1192-1198. PMID: 33185775.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  9. Ogunbajo A, Oginni OA, Iwuagwu S, Williams R, Biello K, Mimiaga MJ. Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Is Associated with Psychosocial Health Problems Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (GBMSM) in Nigeria, Africa. J Interpers Violence. 2020 Oct 29; 886260520966677. PMID: 33118468.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  10. Ogunbajo A, Iwuagwu S, Williams R, Biello KB, Kahler CW, Sandfort TGM, Mimiaga MJ. Experiences of minority stress among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in Nigeria, Africa: The intersection of mental health, substance use, and HIV sexual risk behavior. Glob Public Health. 2020 Oct 27; 1-15. PMID: 33108249.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  11. Abubakari GM, Nelson LE, Ogunbajo A, Boakye F, Appiah P, Odhiambo A, Sa T, Zhang N, Ngozi I, Scott A, Maina G, Manu A, Torpey K. Implementation and evaluation of a culturally grounded group-based HIV prevention programme for men who have sex with men in Ghana. Glob Public Health. 2021 Jul; 16(7):1028-1045. PMID: 33050773.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  12. Jin H, Restar A, Goedel WC, Ogunbajo A, Biello K, Operario D, Kuhns L, Reisner SL, Garofalo R, Mimiaga MJ. Maternal Support Is Protective Against Suicidal Ideation Among a Diverse Cohort of Young Transgender Women. LGBT Health. 2020 10; 7(7):349-357. PMID: 32897809.
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  13. Restar AJ, Jin H, Ogunbajo A, Adia A, Surace A, Hernandez L, Cu-Uvin S, Operario D. Differences in HIV risk and healthcare engagement factors in Filipinx transgender women and cisgender men who have sex with men who reported being HIV negative, HIV positive or HIV unknown. J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 08; 23(8):e25582. PMID: 32844564.
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  14. Restar A, Ogunbajo A, Adia A, Nazareno J, Hernandez L, Sandfort T, Lurie M, Cu-Uvin S, Operario D. Using structural equation modelling to characterise multilevel socioecological predictors and mediators of condom use among transgender women and cisgender men who have sex with men in the Philippines. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 07; 5(7). PMID: 32699154.
    Citations: 1     Translation:Humans
  15. Ogunbajo A, Iwuagwu S, Williams R, Biello KB, Kahler CW, Sandfort TGM, Mimiaga MJ. Validation of depressive symptoms, social support, and minority stress scales among gay, bisexual, and other men who have with men (GBMSM) in Nigeria, Africa: a mixed methods approach. BMC Public Health. 2020 Jun 29; 20(1):1023. PMID: 32600303.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Edeza A, Karina Santamaria E, Valente PK, Gomez A, Ogunbajo A, Biello K. Experienced barriers to adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among MSM: a systematic review and meta-ethnography of qualitative studies. AIDS Care. 2021 06; 33(6):697-705. PMID: 32530302.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  17. Ogunbajo A, Restar A, Edeza A, Goedel W, Jin H, Iwuagwu S, Williams R, Abubakari MR, Biello K, Mimiaga M. Poor sleep health is associated with increased mental health problems, substance use, and HIV sexual risk behavior in a large, multistate sample of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in Nigeria, Africa. Sleep Health. 2020 10; 6(5):662-670. PMID: 32201228.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Restar AJ, Jin H, Ogunbajo A, Goedel WC, Millett G, Sherwood J, Kuhns L, Reisner SL, Garofalo R, Mimiaga MJ. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use Among Transgender Girls and Young Women. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 03 02; 3(3):e201015. PMID: 32176305.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Goedel WC, Jin H, Sutten Coats C, Ogunbajo A, Restar AJ. Predictors of User Engagement With Facebook Posts Generated by a National Sample of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Community Centers in the United States: Content Analysis. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2020 01 28; 6(1):e16382. PMID: 32012104.
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  20. Ogunbajo A, Iwuagwu S, Williams R, Biello K, Mimiaga MJ. Awareness, willingness to use, and history of HIV PrEP use among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Nigeria. PLoS One. 2019; 14(12):e0226384. PMID: 31851722.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  21. Ogunbajo A, Anyamele C, Restar AJ, Dolezal C, Sandfort TGM. Substance Use and Depression Among Recently Migrated African Gay and Bisexual Men Living in the United States. J Immigr Minor Health. 2019 Dec; 21(6):1224-1232. PMID: 30552541.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Ogunbajo A, Oke T, Jin H, Rashidi W, Iwuagwu S, Harper GW, Biello KB, Mimiaga MJ. A syndemic of psychosocial health problems is associated with increased HIV sexual risk among Nigerian gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM). AIDS Care. 2020 03; 32(3):337-342. PMID: 31608657.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Ogunbajo A, Leblanc NM, Kushwaha S, Boakye F, Hanson S, Smith MDR, Nelson LE. Knowledge and Acceptability of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Ghana. AIDS Care. 2020 03; 32(3):330-336. PMID: 31597455.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  24. Restar AJ, Surace A, Ogunbajo A, Edeza A, Kahler C. The HIV-Related Risk Factors of the Cisgender Male Sexual Partners of Transgender Women (MSTW) in the United States: A Systematic Review of the Literature. AIDS Educ Prev. 2019 10; 31(5):463-478. PMID: 31550195.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Ranjit YS, Dubov A, Polonsky M, Fraenkel L, Rich KM, Ogunbajo A, Altice FL. Dual motivational model of pre-exposure prophylaxis use intention: model testing among men who have sex men in Ukraine. AIDS Care. 2020 02; 32(2):261-266. PMID: 31288547.
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  26. Shangani S, Gamarel KE, Ogunbajo A, Cai J, Operario D. Intersectional minority stress disparities among sexual minority adults in the USA: the role of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Cult Health Sex. 2020 04; 22(4):398-412. PMID: 31144598.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Ogunbajo A, Kang A, Shangani S, Wade RM, Onyango DP, Odero WW, Harper GW. Awareness and Acceptability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in Kenya. AIDS Care. 2019 10; 31(10):1185-1192. PMID: 31039628.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  28. Mimiaga MJ, Suarez N, Garofalo R, Frank J, Ogunbajo A, Brown E, Bratcher A, Pardee D, Hidalgo MA, Hoehnle S, Restar A, Wimbly T, Thai J, Sullivan PS, Stephenson R. Relationship Dynamics in the Context of Binge Drinking and Polydrug Use Among Same-Sex Male Couples in Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago. Arch Sex Behav. 2019 05; 48(4):1171-1184. PMID: 30806868.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Ranjit YS, Dubov A, Polonsky M, Fraenkel L, Ogunbajo A, Mayer K, Altice FL. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Among Men Who have Sex with Men: Dual Motivational Model of Intention to Use Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. AIDS Behav. 2019 Feb; 23(2):534-543. PMID: 29980993.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  30. Ogbuagu O, Marshall BDL, Tiberio P, Ogunbajo A, Barakat L, Montgomery M, Almonte A, Wray T, Williams EC, Edelman EJ, Chan PA. Prevalence and Correlates of Unhealthy Alcohol and Drug Use Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Prescribed HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis in Real-World Clinical Settings. AIDS Behav. 2019 Jan; 23(1):190-200. PMID: 30145707.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  31. Dubov A, Ogunbajo A, Altice FL, Fraenkel L. Optimizing access to PrEP based on MSM preferences: results of a discrete choice experiment. AIDS Care. 2019 05; 31(5):545-553. PMID: 30554519.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  32. Restar AJ, Kuhns L, Reisner SL, Ogunbajo A, Garofalo R, Mimiaga MJ. Acceptability of Antiretroviral Pre-exposure Prophylaxis from a Cohort of Sexually Experienced Young Transgender Women in Two U.S. Cities. AIDS Behav. 2018 Nov; 22(11):3649-3657. PMID: 29713838.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  33. Jin H, Ogunbajo A, Mimiaga MJ, Duncan DT, Boyer E, Chai P, Dilworth SE, Carrico AW. Over the influence: The HIV care continuum among methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 11 01; 192:125-128. PMID: 30248558.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Dubov A, Fraenkel L, Yorick R, Ogunbajo A, Altice FL. Strategies to Implement Pre-exposure Prophylaxis with Men Who Have Sex with Men in Ukraine. AIDS Behav. 2018 04; 22(4):1100-1112. PMID: 29214409.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  35. Ogunbajo A, Kershaw T, Kushwaha S, Boakye F, Wallace-Atiapah ND, Nelson LE. Barriers, Motivators, and Facilitators to Engagement in HIV Care Among HIV-Infected Ghanaian Men Who have Sex with Men (MSM). AIDS Behav. 2018 03; 22(3):829-839. PMID: 28550380.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Kushwaha S, Lalani Y, Maina G, Ogunbajo A, Wilton L, Agyarko-Poku T, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Boakye F, Zhang N, Nelson LE. "But the moment they find out that you are MSM…": a qualitative investigation of HIV prevention experiences among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Ghana's health care system. BMC Public Health. 2017 10 03; 17(1):770. PMID: 28974257.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  37. Hansen CE, Okoloko E, Ogunbajo A, North A, Niccolai LM. Acceptability of School-Based Health Centers for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Visits: A Mixed-Methods Study. J Sch Health. 2017 09; 87(9):705-714. PMID: 28766319.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Ogunbajo A, Hansen CE, North AL, Okoloko E, Niccolai LM. "I think they're all basically the same": parents' perceptions of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine compared with other adolescent vaccines. Child Care Health Dev. 2016 07; 42(4):582-7. PMID: 26990908.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  39. Arrington-Sanders R, Morgan A, Oidtman J, Gomez MC, Ogunbajo A, Trent M, Fortenberry JD. Context of First Same-Sex Condom Use and Nonuse in Young Black Gay and Bisexual Males. J Res Adolesc. 2016 12; 26(4):1009-1021. PMID: 28453196.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Arrington-Sanders R, Harper GW, Morgan A, Ogunbajo A, Trent M, Fortenberry JD. The role of sexually explicit material in the sexual development of same-sex-attracted Black adolescent males. Arch Sex Behav. 2015 Apr; 44(3):597-608. PMID: 25677334.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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