Tolullah Oni

University of Cambridge

Tolullah Oni


Tolullah Oni is joint lead of the Global Diet and Activity Research Group, University of Cambridge, Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Founder & Principal of UrbanBetter | Oni et al.

A public health physician and urban epidemiologist, her work supports a coordinated approach between science, policy and societal role players, identifying creative and long-term strategies to address complex urban health challenges in rapidly growing cities. She has served as scientific adviser for several organisations including Future Earth and the International Science Council and is an editorial board member of Lancet Planetary Health, Cities and Health, and the Journal of Urban Health. In recognition of her work, she has been profiled in the Lancet journal, Science magazine, and the British Medical Journal, and is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, Next Einstein Forum Fellow and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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