Project Title: Synthesizing Trial and Real-World Data on the Use of Biologics in Patients with Severe Asthma
Position: Assistant Professor
Institution: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Funding NIH Institute/Center: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Grant ID: R00MD015767
Ayobami Akenroye grew up in Ile Ife, Nigeria, where she graduated at the top of her medical school class prior to arriving in the U.S. to pursue an MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a trained internist and allergist/immunologist. Her research interests include the use of innovative statistical designs on establishing the comparative effectiveness and predictors of response to biologics in the treatment of asthma. As part of her work, she has uncovered disparities in the use of biologics for asthma treatment and continues to work on uncovering factors associated with these disparities. Dr. Akenroye is also interested in career transitions from clinical fellowships to faculty, especially for individuals underrepresented in academia. She looks forward to continuing as a role model and mentor to undergraduate and postdoctoral trainees.