Abiola Adeniyi

Abiola Adeniyi

Assistant Professor of Health Human Services
School of Public and Global Affairs



  • Maternal and child oral health
  • Global maternal and child health
  • Integrated oral health
  • Access to oral health


  • BChD, Obafemi Awolowo University
  • FMCDS, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria
  • MPH, University of Lagos; MA, University of Leeds
  • PHD, University of British Columbia

Academic Profile

Dr. Abiola Adeniyi, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Services, is an accomplished scholar and educator with a diverse academic background. With a foundation as an internationally trained dentist and specialized graduate studies in population and public health, she brings a unique and multidisciplinary perspective to her work.

Her academic journey began with an undergraduate degree in dentistry and residency training in dental public health in Nigeria. Driven by her passion for public health, she pursued further education, earning a master’s degree in public health from Nigeria and a master’s degree in health management policy and planning from the United Kingdom. Her pursuit of knowledge culminated in a doctorate in dental public health from UBC Vancouver. Throughout her career, she has made significant contributions to the field of maternal and child oral health. Her research on global maternal and child health, including oral health, has garnered recognition through publications in reputable journals and presentations at national and international conferences.

Beyond her academic achievements, Abiola has actively engaged in numerous research projects, with a recent focus on integrated care delivery strategies and interprofessional collaboration. Her dedication to advancing global maternal and child oral health extends to her involvement in esteemed organizations like the Canadian Association of Dental Public Health and the Oral Health working group of the World Federation of Public Health. As a passionate educator, her commitment to nurturing future health professionals is evident through her experience as a sessional instructor at UBC’s Faculty of Dentistry and her work as a graduate health care professional trainer in Nigeria with the National Postgraduate Medical College.

Outside the academic sphere, Abiola finds joy in reading, cooking, traveling, and immersing herself in the beauty of music during her free time.

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