Abisola Idu, MS, MPH

Abisola Idu

“I apply well-established and innovative statistical methods to clinical and public health research. My objective is to support, challenge, or capture new findings that influence decisions that can improve health and health care, worldwide."

Abisola Idu, MS, MPH

Collaborative Biostatistician I, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Abisola.Idu@kp.org
206-287-2893

Biography

Biostatistician Abisola Idu, MS, MPH, is interested in research that investigates the effectiveness and efficacy of treatment in pharmacoepidemiologic studies. She has a broad range of interest in research with a strong motivation to investigate the health challenges of malaria, obesity, cancer, heart disease, and maternal health.

Ms. Idu began her contributions to clinical and public health research through her academic training at the University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health. She further got rigorous research experience by being a part of the leukemia, lymphoma, and cancer prevention research team at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 2015. She has been a biostatistician at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute's Biostatistics Unit since 2018.

Ms. Idu looks forward to using her expertise in application of epidemiological principles and surveillance methodologies at KPWHRI. She has an in-depth knowledge of the ICH-GCP, FDA, IRB policies, regulations, and guidelines and plans to use her skills and background to implement epidemiologic study designs in clinical research studies.

Research interests and experience

  • Cancer

    Efficacy and safety of therapies; association between genetic variability and survival outcomes

  • Obesity 

    Role of nutritional, psychological and lifestyle factors; obesity prevention and control

  • Heart Disease

    Role of aging, nutritional and lifestyle factors; Intervention strategies for prevention and disease control

  • Maternal Health

    Association between social, behavioral and clinical factors and maternal and infant outcomes

  • Malaria

    Malaria prevention and control; development of vaccines; availability and accessibility to malaria treatment

  • Women's Health

  • Mental Health

  • Biostatistics

  • Social Determinants of Health

  • Vaccines & Infectious Diseases

  • Cardiovascular Health

Recent publications

Shortreed SM, Gray R, Akosile MA, Walker RL, Fuller S, Temposky L, Fortmann SP, Albertson-Junkans L, Floyd JS, Bayliss EA, Harrington LB, Lee MH, Dublin S. Increased COVID-19 infection risk drives racial and ethnic disparities in severe COVID-19 outcomes. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Jan 24. doi: 10.1007/s40615-021-01205-2. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Pocobelli G, Akosile MA, Hansen RN, Eavey J, Wellman RD, Johnson RL, Carls G, Bron M, Dublin S. Obstructive sleep apnea and risk of motor vehicle accident. Sleep Med. 2021 Jul 17;85:196-203. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2021.07.019. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Tsui JI, Akosile MA, Lapham GT, Boudreau DM, Johnson EA, Bobb JF, Binswanger IA, Yarborough BJH, Glass JE, Rossom RC, Murphy MT, Cunningham CO, Arnsten JH, Thakral M, Saxon AJ, Merrill JO, Samet JH, Bart GB, Campbell CI, Loree AM, Silva A, Stotts AL, Ahmedani B, Braciszewski JM, Hechter RC, Northrup TF, Horigian VE, Bradley KA. Prevalence and medication treatment of opioid use disorder among primary care patients with hepatitis C and HIV. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Feb 10. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06389-7. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Penfold RB, Thompson EE, Hilt RJ, Kelleher KJ, Schwartz N, Beck A, Clarke G, Ralston JD, Hartzler AL, Coley RY, Akosile M, Vitiello B, Simon GE. Safer Use of Antipsychotics in Youth (SUAY) pragmatic trial protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Dec;99:106184. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2020.106184. Epub 2020 Oct 20. PubMed

Tasker E, Roman MG, Akosile M, Mayes C, Hughes S, LaRue B. Efficacy of "touch" DNA recovery and room-temperature storage from assault rifle magazines. Leg Med (Tokyo). 2020 Jan 9;43:101658. doi: 10.1016/j.legalmed.2019.101658. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Chen L, Shortreed SM, Easterling T, Cheetham TC, Reynolds K, Avalos LA, Kamineni A, Holt V, Neugebauer R, Akosile M, Nance N, Bider-Canfield Z, Walker RL, Badon SE, Dublin S. Identifying hypertension in pregnancy using electronic medical records: the importance of blood pressure values. Pregnancy Hypertens. 2020 Jan;19:112-118. doi: 10.1016/j.preghy.2020.01.001. Epub 2020 Jan 3. PubMed

 

Research

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New findings on treating hypertension in pregnancy

A study led by Dr. Sascha Dublin finds similar outcomes for 3 hypertension medications, filling an evidence gap.

COVID-19

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Greater infection risks linked to COVID-19 disparities

New work by Susan Shortreed, PhD, finds infection risks drive worse outcomes for some racial and ethnic groups.

Drugs, diabetes, disparities

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Studying COVID-19 risk and outcomes

Dr. Sascha Dublin tells how studies of KP electronic health record data can improve COVID-19 treatment and prevention.