Dr. Olu Awosoga

 

Dr. Oluwagbohunmi (Olu) Awosoga is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. He is also a Research Affiliate of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy. Dr. Awosoga is a Board of Governors Teaching Chair at the University of Lethbridge, appointed May 2019. He has been named an Associate Member of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Lethbridge. He is an Applied Statistician by profession with over 25 years of post-secondary teaching experience. He has a keen interest in the application of statistics in Education, Health and Social Sciences. He received his MSc in Statistics from the University of Lagos and his PhD from Western Michigan University.

Dr. Awosoga teaches Applied Statistics courses to students in Nursing, Public Health, and Addictions Counselling program at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He has worked with various faculty members on their projects in health sciences as a statistical consultant with advice on questionnaire design, quantitative research methods, setting up a database and data analysis. Dr. Awosaga’s dissertation titled "Meta-Analysis of Multiple Baseline Time-Series Design Intervention Models for Dependent and Independent Series" develops a traditional meta-type analysis and corresponding robust methodology for multiple baseline series. This is a statistical approach used in applied statistical research to investigate the validity of procedures and power comparisons between parametric and robust methods.

He is a co-investigator in the following projects: Health Status of Childcare Workers in Southern Alberta; Moral Distress in the Care of Persons with Alzheimer Disease in Residential Care Facilities; Slave Lake Wildfire Study; CAETL Project to assess teaching effectiveness in undergraduate applied statistics course; Assessing Urban Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness in Canada; Effects of Hope on Risky Behaviours and Health Status of Adolescents; A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Congruence Couple Therapy for Pathological Gambling; and a host of other studies still at the planning stage.

As a hobby, Dr. Awosoga enjoys spending time with family and friends, statistical consulting, and researching the Scriptures.

olu.awosoga@uleth.ca

Research Interests: Occupational Safety and Health; Social Determinants of Health; Teacher and Student Performance Evaluation; Social Determinants of Child and Youth Development; Long-Term Care Services; Dementia; General Social Services (Population); Community Health / Public Health; Health Promotion; Health Services; Mathematics, Statistics, and Probabilities; Probability Theory; Parametric and Non-Parametric Inference; Repeated Measures Design; Longitudinal Studies; Categorical Data Analysis, Biostatistics; Parametric and Nonparametric Methods; Time Series and Survival Data Analysis.

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