Prof. Solomon Ike Okosun
Georgia State University, USA
1998  Post Doctoral Fellow, Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology
1996  Ph.D., Epidemiology, The University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health
1987  M.S.(Public Health), Biostatistics & Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1984  M.S., Microbiology, Alabama A & M University, School of Arts and Sciences Normal
1978  B.S., Bacteriology, North Dakota State University, College of Science and Mathematics
Publications (Selected) 
  1. Okosun IS, Rotimi, CN, Cooper RS, Forrester TE, Osotimehin BO. Association of Waist Circumference with Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes in Nigerians, Jamaicans, and African-Americans. Diabetes Care, 1998;21:1836-1842. (Refereed)
  2. Rotimi C, Cooper R, Okosun I, Olatubosun S, Wilks R, Bennett B, Forrester T, Cruickshank, K. Prevalence of Diabetes and Impaired Glucose Tolerance in Nigerian, Jamaican and US Blacks. Ethnicity and Disease,1999;9:190-200. (Refereed)
  3. Okosun IS, Peterson KS. Using Nutritional Anthropometry to Determine the Prevalence of Malnutrition in Infants/Children. International Journal of Pediatrics, 1999; 45:56-57. (Refereed)
  4. Okosun IS, Prewitt TE, LaoY, Cooper RS. Association of Waist Circumference with ApoB to ApoAI ratio in Black and White Americans. International Journal of Obesity, 1999;23:498-504. (Refereed)
  5. Okosun IS, Cooper RS, Prewitt TE, Rotimi, CN. The Relations of Central Adiposity to Components of the Insulin Resistance Syndrome in a Biracial Population Sample. Ethnicity and Diseases,1999; 9:218-229. (Refereed)
  6. Okosun IS, Prewitt TE, Cooper RS. Abdominal Obesity in the United States: Prevalence and Attributable Risk of Hypertension. Journal of Human Hypertension, 1999;13:425-430. (Refereed)
  7. Okosun IS, Forrester TE, Rotimi CN, Osotimehin BO, Cooper RS (1999). Abdominal Obesity in Six Populations of West African Descent. Prevalence and Population Attributable Fraction of Hypertension. Journal of Obesity Research, 1999; 7: 453-462. (Refereed)
  8. Okosun IS, Rotimi, CN, Forrester TE, Fraser H, Osotimehin BO, Muna WF, Cooper RS. Predictive Value of Abdominal Obesity cut-off points for Hypertension in Blacks from West African and Caribbean Island Nations. International Journal of Obesity, 1999;24:180-186. (Refereed)
  9. Rotimi C, Okosun I, Johnson T, Owoaje E, Lawoyin T, Asuzu M, Kaufman J, Adeyemo A, Cooper R. The Distribution of Chronic Energy Deficiency Among Adult Nigerian men and Women. European Journal of Nutrition, 1999;53:734-739. (Refereed)
  10. Okosun IS, Liao Y, Rotimi CN, Dever GEA, Cooper RS. Impact of birth weight on Ethnic Variations in Subcutaneous and Central Adiposity in American Infants and Children ages 5-11 years. A Study from Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. International Journal of Obesity, 2000;24:479-484. (Refereed)
  11. Okosun IS, Lioa Y, Choi S, Rotimi CN, Cooper RS. Predictive values of Waist Circumference for Dyslipidemia, Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension in Overweight White, Black and Hispanic American Adults. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2000; 53:401-408. (Refereed)
  12. Okosun IS, Halbach SM, Cooper RS. Ethnic Differences in the Rates of Low Birth Weight Attributable to Differences in Maternal age: A Study from Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Journal of Perinatology, 2000; 2:105-109. (Refereed)
  13. Okosun IS, Liao Y, Rotimi CN, Prewitt TE, Cooper RS. Abdominal Adiposity and Clustering of Multiple Metabolic Syndrome in White, Black and Hispanic Americans. Annals of Epidemiology, 2000; 10;263-270. (Refereed)
  14. Okosun IS, Tedders SH, Choi S, Dever A. Abdominal adiposity values associated with established body mass indexes in White, Black and Hispanic Americans: A study from Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. International Journal of Obesity, 2000, 24:1279-1285. (Refereed)
  15. Okosun IS. Ethnic Differences in Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Attributable to Differences in Abdominal Adiposity in American Women. Journal of Cardiovascular Risk, 2000, 7: 425-430. (Refereed)
  16. Okosun IS, Dinesh KMD, Choi S, Christman J, Dever GEA, Prewitt TE. Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Comorbidity in Adults in the United States: Risk of Overall and Regional Adiposity. Obesity Research, 2001;9: 1-9. (Refereed).
  17. Okosun IS. Racial Differences in Rates of Type 2 Diabetes in American Women. How Much is Due to Differences in Overall Adiposity? Ethnicity and Health, 2001; 6: 27-34. (Refereed)
  18. Okosun IS, Choi S, Matamoros, TM, Dever GEA. Obesity is associated with reduced self-rated general health status: Evidence from a representative sample(Refereed) of White, Black and Hispanic Americans. Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2001;32, 429-436. (Refereed)
  19. Okosun IS, Choi S, HashR, Dever, GEA. Apolipoprotein B, Ratio of Total Cholesterol to HDL-C, and Blood Pressure in Abdominally Obese White and Black American Women. Journal Human Hypertension, 2001;16:299-305. (Refereed)
  20. Okosun IS, Choi S, Dent MM, Jobin, T, Dever, GEA. Abdominal obesity defined as a larger than expected waist girth is associated with racial/ethnic differences in risk of hypertension. Journal Human Hypertension, 2001;16:307-312. (Refereed)
  21. Okosun IS, Dever, GEA. Verbal Autopsy: A necessary solution for the paucity of mortality data in the less-developed countries. Ethnicity and Disease, 2001; 11:575-77. (Refereed)
  22. Okosun IS, Prewitt TE, Chandra KMD. Serum level of carotenoids and clustering of adverse health behaviors in American adults. American Journal of Behavior, 2002; 26:145-158. (Refereed)
  23. Okosun IS, Dever, GEA. Choi S. Birth weight is linked with elevated plasma lipoprotein(a) in White and African American children ages 5-11 years. Public Health, 2002;116):33-38. (Refereed)
  24. Jones JT, Selmonosky CA, Okosun IS. Nail biting: A reliable sign of depression and tobacco abuse in men. Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, 2000. [Won First Prize at the Annual Event]. (Refereed)
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