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Titilayo Okoror

Chair and Associate Professor

Africana Studies


Titilayo Okoror examines community and institutional barriers to primary and secondary prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases among continental Africans, African Americans and Africans in the diaspora. Her research entails engaging community stakeholders and members in designing, implementing and evaluating culturally acceptable programs for health promotion and disease prevention.


  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • BA, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • BA, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Research Interests

  • Health Disparities
  • Sexual Health
  • Cardiovascular Health

Teaching Interests

  • Global Health
  • Refugee & Immigrant Health
  • Community and Public Health
  • Qualitative Research Methods

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Selected Publications

Okoror T.A., Falade C.F., Olorunlana A., Walker E.M. & Anaele A.: Social context surrounding HIV diagnosis and construction of masculinity: a qualitative study of stigma experiences of heterosexual HIV positive men in southwest Nigeria. BMC Public Health, 16:507, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3165-z

Gao, H., Okoror T.A. & Hyner. G.C. (2016). Focus Group Study of Chinese International Students’ Knowledge and Beliefs About HPV Vaccination, Before and After Reading an Informational Pamphlet About Gardasil®. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, DOI: 10.1007/s10903-016-0349-7

Okoror, T.A., Falade, C.F., & Olorunlana, A., Walker, E. M., & Okareh, O.T. (2013). Exploring the Cultural context of HIV stigma on Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence among People Living with HIV/AIDS in southwest Nigeria. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 27(1): 55-64. doi:10.1089/apc.2012.0150.

Okareh, O.T., Akpa, O.M., Okunlola, J.O. & Okoror, T.A. (2013). Management of Conflicts Arising From Disclosure of HIV Status Among Married Women in Southwest Nigeria. Health Care for Women International, DOI:10.1080/07399332.2013.794461

Okoror, T.A., BeLue, R., Zungu, N., Adam, M.A. & Airhihenbuwa, C.O. (2012). Exploring the Cultural Context of HIV Positive Women Perceptions of Sigma in Healthcare Setting in Western Cape, South Africa. Health Care for Women International, 35(1):27-49. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2012.736566

BeLue, R., Diaw, M., Ndao, F., Okoror, T.A., Degboe, A.N. (2012) A Cultural Lens to Understanding Daily Experiences with Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management among Clinic Patients in M’Bour Senegal. International Quarterly for Community Health Education, 33(4): 329-347

Fialkowski, M.K., Okoror, T.A. & Boushey, C.J. (2012). The relevancy of community-based methods: Using diet within Native American and Alaska Native adult populations as an example. Clinical and Translational Science, 5(3):295-300. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2011.00364.x.

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