University of Chicago
Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director, Center for Global Health and Director of International Programs at the Pritzker School of Medicine
Dr. Sola Olopade is a pulmonary, critical care and sleep specialist named as one of the best doctors in pulmonary diseases in the USA since 2007. He is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Physicians and was named Mentor of the Year at University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009. Dr. Olopade was the American College of Chest Physician’s Governor for the State of Illinois from 2006 to 2010. His research addresses the impact of environmental and genetic factors on asthma and evaluates the extent, impact and preventive strategies for mitigating the health effects of exposure of women and children to indoor air pollution from biomass in rural and urban settings in vulnerable populations. He is the principal investigator on the ongoing randomized controlled intervention study investigating the impact of ethanol fuel and the CleanCook stove on pregnancy outcome in Ibadan, Nigeria. Dr. Sola Olopade is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the American College of Chest Physician Humanitarian Award for his work on stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS among University Students in Nigeria in 2006 and for his work in highlighting the dangers of indoor pollution from biomass in the rural poor in Nigeria (2010).