Assistant Director for Public Health Practice
My background is in clinical medicine. I practiced medicine in Nigeria for about 8 years before getting my MPH in 2012 and my DrPH in 2016 – both from the University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston. My research interests are maternal and child health, and adolescent health. As a resident in pediatrics I was initially interested in neonatal health, and malnutrition in children aged less than 5 years, but as I transitioned into public health and completed a fellowship in maternal and child health, my interests broadened to include adolescents. Most of my research on adolescent health has focused on juvenile justice-involved youth with particular reference to mental health, sexual health, and substance use.
Balogun, T., Troisi, C., Swartz, M. D., Lloyd, L., & Beyda, R. (2018). Does juvenile detention impact health? Journal of Correctional Health Care, 24(2), 137-144. doi:10.1177/1078345818763174
Beyda, R. M., Balogun, T. B., Trojan, N., & Eissa, M. A. (2015). Medical homes for detained youth. Oral platform presentation for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Conference. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56(2), S16-S17.
Balogun, T. B. & Yakubu, A. M. (2015). Recent illness, feeding practices and father's education as determinants of nutritional status among preschool children in a rural Nigerian community. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 61(2), 92.
Ella, E. E., Ahmad, A. A., Umoh, V. J., Ogala, W. N., Balogun, T. B., & Musa, A. (2011). Studies on the interaction between IgA, lactoferrin and lysozyme in the breastmilk of lactating women with sick and healthy babies. Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, 3(2), 24-29.
Ella, E. E., Ahmad, A. A., Umoh, V. J., Ogala, W. N., & Balogun, T. B. (2011). Breast milk IgA levels as a possible index to predict the onset of sepsis in infants in Kaduna State, Nigeria. South Asian Journal of Experimental Biology, 1(3), 163-167.
Other scholarly activity
Scientific Conference Presentations
Balogun, T. B., & Beyda, R. (2017). Detained Latino youth: A Need for Connection to Community Resources. Presented at the American Public Health Association Conference. Atlanta, GA. November 2017.
Junaidi, M., Ettinger, D., & Balogun, T.B. (2017). Community Efforts to address Depression in a Rural Community in Maine. Presented at the Maine Public Health Association Conference. Portland, ME. October 2017.
Balogun, T. B., Troisi, C., Swartz, M. D., Lloyd, L., & Beyda, R. “For drug and alcohol use I would talk to mom”: A Mixed Methods study of Detained Youth. Presented at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Conference. New Orleans, LA. March 2017.
Perinatal health, under-five morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent health