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Olutobi Adekunle Sanuade

Olutobi Adekunle Sanuade, PhD

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Population Health Sciences

Academic Office Information

Dr. Olutobi Sanuade, PhD, is a health disparities researcher and population health scientist. His program of research focuses on the study of methods to improve implementation of evidence-based interventions for the prevention, management, and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and to advance health equity in minority populations.

Education History

Postdoctoral Fellowship Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow
University College London
Research Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellowship University College London
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Ghana
Fellowship Pennsylvania State University
Visiting Fellow
University of Ghana
Undergraduate University of Ibadan

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Sanuade OA, Jacobson TA, Quintana A, Flowers FM, Abbasi H, Vu MH, Baldridge AS, Mejia J, Lazar D, Ciolino JD, Huffman MD, Kandula NR (2023). Process Evaluation of a Double‐Blind Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of a Quadruple Ultra‐Low‐Dose Treatment for Hypertension Within a Federally Qualified Health Center Network (QUARTET USA). J Am Heart Assoc, 12, e032236.
  2. Baldridge AS, Huffman MD, Lazar D, Abbas H, Flowers FM, Quintana A, Jackson A, Khan SS, Chopra A, Vu M, Tripathi P, Jacobson T, Sanuade OA, Kandula NR, Persell SD, Paparello JJ, Rosul LL, Mejia J, Lloyd-Jones DM, Chow CK, Ciolino JD (2022). Efficacy and safety of a quadruple ultra-low-dose treatment for hypertension (QUARTET USA): Rationale and design for a randomized controlled trial. Am Heart J, 254, 183-193. (Read full article)
  3. Baldridge AS, Aluka-Omitiran K, Orji IA, Shedul GL, Ojo TM, Eze H, Shedul G, Ugwuneji EN, Egenti NB, Okoli RCB, Ale BM, Nwankwo A, Osagie S, Ye J, Chopra A, Sanuade OA, Tripathi P, Kandula NR, Hirschhorn LR, Huffman MD, Ojji DB (2022). Hypertension Treatment in Nigeria (HTN) Program: rationale and design for a type 2 hybrid, effectiveness, and implementation interrupted time series trial. Implement Sci Commun, 3(1), 84. (Read full article)
  4. Mensah NA, Sanuade OA, Baatiema L (2022). Perceptions of community members on contextual factors driving cardiovascular disease behavioural risk in Ghana: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 22(1), 1240. (Read full article)
  5. Ojji D, Nigeria Sodium Study Team (2022). Developing long-term strategies to reduce excess salt consumption in Nigeria. Eur Heart J, 43(13), 1277-1279. (Read full article)
  6. Angell B, Sanuade O, Adetifa IMO, Okeke IN, Adamu AL, Aliyu MH, Ameh EA, Kyari F, Gadanya MA, Mabayoje DA, Yinka-Ogunleye A, Oni T, Jalo RI, Tsiga-Ahmed FI, Dalglish SL, Abimbola S, Colbourn T, Onwujekwe O, Owoaje ET, Aliyu G, Aliyu SH, Archibong B, Ezeh A, Ihekweazu C, Iliyasu Z, Obaro S, Obadare EB, Okonofua F, Pate M, Salako BL, Zanna FH, Glenn S, Walker A, Ezalarab M, Naghavi M, Abubakar I (2022). Population health outcomes in Nigeria compared with other west African countries, 1998-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study. Lancet, 399(10330), 1117-1129. (Read full article)
  7. Bukhman G, Mocumbi AO, Gupta N, Amuyunzu-Nyamongo M, Echodu M, Gomanju A, Jain Y, Karmacharya B, Kapambwe S, Lulebo A, Makani J, Masiye JK, Mategeko PK, Owino E, NCDI Poverty Network (2021). From a Lancet Commission to the NCDI Poverty Network: reaching the poorest billion through integration science. Lancet, 398(10318), 2217-2220. (Read full article)
  8. Sanuade OA, Kushitor MK, Awuah RB, Asante PY, Agyemang C, de-Graft Aikins A (2021). Lay knowledge of cardiovascular disease and risk factors in three communities in Accra, Ghana: a cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open, 11(12), e049451. (Read full article)
  9. Christian AK, Sanuade OA, Kushitor SB, Kushitor M, Kretchy I, Agyemang C, de-Graft Aikins A (2021). Metabolic syndrome among individuals living with hypertension in Accra, Ghana. PLoS One, 16(10), e0253837. (Read full article)
  10. Baatiema L, Sanuade O, Kuumuori Ganle J, Sumah A, Baatiema L, Sumankuuro J (2020). An ecological approach to understanding stroke experience and access to rehabilitation services in Ghana: A cross-sectional study. Health Soc Care Community, 29(5), e67-e78. (Read full article)
  11. Sanuade OA, Dodoo FN, Koram K, de-Graft Aikins A (2019). Explanatory models of stroke in Ghana: perspectives of stroke survivors and their caregivers. Ethn Health, 26(5), 697-719. (Read full article)
  12. Ayettey Anie H, Yarney J, Sanuade O, Awasthi S, Ndanu TA, Parekh AD, Aidoo C, Dadzie MA, Vanderpuye V, Yamoah K (2021). Neoadjuvant or Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Retrospective Analysis of Recurrence and Survival in Women Treated for Breast Cancer at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana. JCO Glob Oncol, 7, 965-975. (Read full article)
  13. Sanuade OA, Baatiema L, Christian AK, Puplampu P (2021). Cardiovascular risk factors among patients with human immunodeficiency viral infection at a tertiary hospital in Ghana: a cross-sectional study. Pan Afr Med J, 38, 317. (Read full article)
  14. Sanuade OA, Ayettey H, Hewlett S, Dedey F, Wu L, Akingbola T, Ogedegbe G, de-Graft Aikins A (2018). Understanding the causes of breast cancer treatment delays at a teaching hospital in Ghana. J Health Psychol, 26(3), 357-366. (Read full article)
  15. Kushitor SB, Sanuade OA, Baatiema L, Kushitor MK, Afrifa-Anane EK, Awuah RB (2021). Non-communicable disease comorbidities in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. S Afr Med J, 111(2), 149-158. (Read full article)
  16. Fayehun O, Sanuade OA, Ajayi AI, Isiugo-Abanihe U (2020). Ethnicity, sex composition of living children, and unrealized fertility in Nigeria. Popul Stud (Camb), 74(3), 351-361. (Read full article)
  17. Sanuade OA, Awuah RB, Kushitor M (2018). Hypertension awareness, treatment and control in Ghana: a cross-sectional study. Ethn Health, 25(5), 702-716. (Read full article)
  18. Christian AK, Sanuade OA, Okyere MA, Adjaye-Gbewonyo K (2020). Social capital is associated with improved subjective well-being of older adults with chronic non-communicable disease in six low- and middle-income countries. Global Health, 16(1), 2. (Read full article)
  19. Sanuade OA (2019). Community perceptions on the role of sexual activity on stroke: a qualitative study exploring the views of Ghanaian local community residents. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 717. (Read full article)
  20. Sanuade OA, Dodoo FN, Koram K, de-Graft Aikins A (2019). Prevalence and correlates of stroke among older adults in Ghana: Evidence from the Study on Global AGEing and adult health (SAGE). PLoS One, 14(3), e0212623. (Read full article)
  21. Sanuade O (2018). Understanding the cultural meanings of stroke in the Ghanaian setting: A qualitative study exploring the perspectives of local community residents. Wellcome Open Res, 3, 87. (Read full article)
  22. Sanuade OA, Boatemaa S, Kushitor MK (2018). Hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control in Ghanaian population: Evidence from the Ghana demographic and health survey. PLoS One, 13(11), e0205985. (Read full article)
  23. Dedey F, Wu L, Ayettey H, Sanuade OA, Akingbola TS, Hewlett SA, Tayo BO, Cole HV, de-Graft Aikins A, Ogedegbe G, Adanu R (2016). Factors Associated With Waiting Time for Breast Cancer Treatment in a Teaching Hospital in Ghana. Health Educ Behav, 43(4), 420-7. (Read full article)
  24. Sanuade OA, Boatemaa S (2015). Caregiver profiles and determinants of caregiving burden in Ghana. Public Health, 129(7), 941-7. (Read full article)
  25. Nyarko Y, Goldfrank L, Ogedegbe G, Soghoian S, de-Graft Aikins A, NYU-UG-KBTH Ghana Ebola Working Group (2015). Preparing for Ebola Virus Disease in West African countries not yet affected: perspectives from Ghanaian health professionals. Global Health, 11, 7. (Read full article)
  26. Sanuade OA, Anarfi JK, Aikins Ad, Koram KA (2014). Patterns of cardiovascular disease mortality in Ghana: a 5-year review of autopsy cases at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Ethn Dis, 24(1), 55-9. (Read full article)


  1. Abubakar I, Dalglish SL, Angell B, Sanuade O, Abimbola S, Adamu AL, Adetifa IMO, Colbourn T, Ogunlesi AO, Onwujekwe O, Owoaje ET, Okeke IN, Adeyemo A, Aliyu G, Aliyu MH, Aliyu SH, Ameh EA, Archibong B, Ezeh A, Gadanya MA, Ihekweazu C, Ihekweazu V, Iliyasu Z, Kwaku Chiroma A, Mabayoje DA, Nasir Sambo M, Obaro S, Yinka-Ogunleye A, Okonofua F, Oni T, Onyimadu O, Pate MA, Salako BL, Shuaib F, Tsiga-Ahmed F, Zanna FH (2022). The Lancet Nigeria Commission: investing in health and the future of the nation. [Review]. Lancet, 399(10330), 1155-1200. (Read full article)