Nigerian-born Adebisi Adebayo is rightly called a genius by friends and colleagues.
ProfRx, as he is popularly called graduated from University of Ibadan, with distinctions in pharmacy.
He was brimming with joy on Monday, during his induction by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria(PCN). His academic prowess and research profile are simply stunning.
Adebisi described himself in an online post as ‘a global health advocate and budding health systems researcher with interest in global public health and developmental issues affecting the global south and beyond.’
Adebisi is also ‘the Director for Research at the UK-based Global Health Focus, an organization that seeks to build critical thinkers and leaders in global health towards achieving health-related Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).
He is also heads the Research and Innovation at the African Young Leaders for Global Health and an ambassador for UK-Based Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH).’
Due to his interest in public health promotion, Adebisi co-founded Pharmacostory and established ‘an online platform, with over 80,000 members, aimed at improving public understanding of basic health issues.’
As an emerging evidence-based global health leader, Adebisi is interested in driving sustainable health policies with research. He has published over 30 journal articles in many high impact journals including The Lancet, Journal of Global Health and Global Health Research and Policy among others.
He has also contributed two book chapters in a Global Health Casebook by Wuhan Institute of Global Health and recently got accepted to contribute another two book chapters in public health advocacy book by World Federation of Public Health Advocacy.
Adebisi has won numerous travel awards to attend many international conferences including 22nd Amsterdam’s International AIDS Conference, World Healthcare Students Symposium in Kigali, Global Forum of Nicotine in Warsaw, Planetary Health Conference in the Gambia, and International Lassa Fever Conference in Abuja among others.
Good to note that his team won the 2018 Geneva’s Innovate4AMR Global Competition organized by WHO, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, South Centre Geneva, ReAct and the IFMSA.
In 2019, he emerged as one of the winners of the second edition of the tobacco harm reduction grant by Knowledge-Action-Change London. In August 2020, Adebisi was awarded the joint RSTMH and National Institute of Health Research UK’s research grant to conduct a study on public health responses and COVID-19 in 13 WHO-Prioritized African Countries(SDGs).
In April 2019, Adebisi was nominated as Pharmacy Student of the year.
He is also the Director for Research and Innovation at the African Young Leaders for Global Health, Coordinator at AB Global Health Initiative, Co-founder and Executive Director at Pharmacostory.
The organisation is ‘a community of young leaders dedicated to health promotion, and the Director of Healthy Nations Initiative, a community empowerment think-tank aimed at improving access to health information.
His excellent academic performance, despite his exuberant involvement in many extra-curricular activities, as an undergraduate is still surprising to his peers.
Congratulations Pharm Adebisi!