Prof. Okwuoma C. Abanobi is an expert in epidemiology and disease control but a very pragmatic business guru who brings his wealth of scientific expertise to the business class and boardroom. He holds a B. A. (Bachelors of Arts), Cum Laude; 1977 from the St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota with Major in Biology and Health Studies. He proceeded for a Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology, 1978 in the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA. His M.P.H. (Master of Public Health), 1979 was from School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA, in Public Health with concentration in Epidemiology and Health Services Planning. In 1983 he bagged his Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) from his alma mater, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, concentrating in Public Health; Epidemiology; Health Services Research & Evaluation; Health Promotion and Disease Control. He has a vast knowledge in computer packages since his Diploma in Computer Operations dates back to 1972, from the Computer Educational Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Professor O.C. Abanobi is well published, locally and internationally. He belongs to several national and international academic bodies. They include The Institute of Public Health of Nigeria (Epidemiology/Disease Control and Health Promotion sections); Institute of Industrial Administrators; American Public Health Association (Epidemiology and Health Administration Sections); American Epidemiology Association; Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine; Rotary International (Classification: Epidemiology-Community Medicine); Nigerian Institute for Health Promotion (NIHP); Nigerian Society for Parasitology and Public Health; Health Promotion Research Association of Nigeria (HEPRAN); American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Professor Abanobi has taught and written extensively on Community Medicine, Epidemiology of Infectious & Nosocomial Diseases; Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases & Injuries, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, Advanced Epidemiologic Methods, Applications of Epidemiology to Health Services Planning and Evaluation, Research Methods (Undergraduate and Post-graduate levels), Health and Human Behavior, Sociology of Health and Medical care, Behavioral Sciences for Health Care Professionals, Vital and Health Statistics, Proposal and Report Writing (Post-graduate Level), Quantitative Techniques in Public Health and Community Medicine, Pollution Control and Disaster Management