Olabode Ayodele

Dr. Olabode Ayodele

Olabode Ayodele, Ph.D.
Department of Applied Health Sciences
Phone: 812.237.3949
Email: Olabode.Ayodele@indstate.edu


PhD Epidemiology, Walden University, 2010

MPH Epidemiology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, 2005

Professional Certification

Certified Health Education Specialist, 2013

Professional Affiliation

American Public Health Association (APHA)
International AIDS Society (IAS)


Instructor, Department of Applied Health Sciences
College of Nursing, Health & Human Services
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

Program Director, Global Health Initiatives Inc., Indianapolis
Faculty,  Ekiti State University, Nigeria 

Graduate Courses

AHS 612- Epidemiology

Undergraduate courses

AHS 111- Personal Health Science & Wellness

Research Interests

Behavioral Epidemiology and Health Disparities. I am particularly interested in understanding social determinants of health and health related behavior using a multi-level approach that includes structural, environmental, individual, and psychosocial factors.

Publications and Presentations


Ayodele, O., Gordon, M., Ji, M., & Williams, P. B. (2013).Applicability of the theory of planned behavior in predicting intended use of voluntary HIV counseling and testing among Nigerian university students (In Review).

Ayodele, O., Gordon, M., Ji, M., & Williams, P.B. (2013). Identifying socio-demographic and psychosocial determinants of HIV voluntary counseling and testing in a cross sectional study of college students (In Review).


Ayodele, O. (2011). Unsafe sexual practices and perceived risk of HIV infection among sexually active college students. Abstract presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 139th annual meeting & exposition, Oct. 29- Nov 2, 2011. Washington, DC.

Ayodele, O. (2012). HIV/AIDS and Nigerian female sex workers: Rural- urban differentials in HIV testing behavior and condom use. Abstract presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 140th annual meeting & exposition, Oct. 27-31, 2012. San Francisco, CA.

Ayodele, O. & Ayodele, M.O. (2013). HIV/AIDS knowledge among senior secondary school students in Nigeria: A rural-urban difference . Abstract accepted for presentation at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 141st annual meeting & exposition, Nov. 2-6, 2013. Boston, MA.