Olufemi Erinoso

Ph.D. Student - Social and Behavioral Health
Olufemi Erinoso


Research Interests

I conduct quantitative and qualitative research with a focus on tobacco control; public health policy; and orofacial science. My current research focuses on exploring smoking cessation measures specifically for people with substance use problems.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Jennifer Pearson, PhD.


  • Recipient, University of Nevada, Reno, Dean’s Merit Scholarship 2023
  • Recipient, University of Nevada, Reno, Graduate Students Association 2023 Poster Award
    • Third place in STEM and Public Health category
  • Member, Delta Phi Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
  • Recipient, University of Nevada, Reno, Ozmen Institute for Global Studies Student Award 2022
  • Recipient, Johns Hopkins Fast-forward Graduate Student Award 2019
  • Recipient, Dr. Leroy E Burney Travel award Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 2018

Selected Publications

  • Erinoso O, Ogunbayo O, Adesina A, James O, Ladeinde A, Ogunlewe O, et al. Effect of chlorhexidine gel on the prevention of alveolar osteitis and post-operative pain following transalveolar extraction of impacted mandibular third molars: A randomized study. Oral Surg. 2023; 00: 1–9.
  • Pearson J, Gratale SK, Ganz O, Erinoso O, Ohman-Strickland P, Wackowski OA. Longitudinal relationship between relative harm perceptions, beliefs about organic and additive-free tobacco, and cigarette brand switching among Natural American Spirit, Camel and Marlboro cigarette smokers. Tobacco Control. 2023 Aug 10.
  • Osibogun O, Erinoso O, Li W, Kalan ME, Bursac Z, Osibogun A. Adverse childhood experiences and tobacco use patterns among adults in the United States: exploring sex differences. Health Education & Behavior. 2023 Jun 17:10901981231178696.
  • Egbe CO, Gwambe S, Londani M, Erinoso O, Ayo-Yusuf OA. Trends in the use and dual use of factory-made combustible cigarettes, other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes: Results from South African Social Attitudes Surveys during 2007 to 2018. Tobacco Induced Diseases. 2023;21.
  • Crosbie E, Erinoso O, Machin N, Fuss C, Sebrié EM. Progress, gaps, and tobacco industry opposition to tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship bans in the WHO African Region. Nicotine & tobacco research: official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.:ntad060. 2023 Apr 12.
  • Osibogun O, Erinoso O, Li W, Bursac Z, Osibogun A. E-cigarette, cigarette, dual e-cigarette with cigarette use, and disability status among reproductive-aged women. Public health 2023.;218:33-8.
  • Erinoso OA, Osibogun O, Egbe CO, et al. Electronic nicotine delivery systems in Nigeria: product types, flavours and nicotine content labels. Tobacco Control Published Online First: 17 August 2022. doi: 10.1136/tc-2022-057578.
  • Crosbie E, Erinoso O, Perez S, Sebrié EM. Moving in the right direction: tobacco packaging and labeling in the Americas. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2022 Dec 9;46:e196. doi: 10.26633/RPSP.2022.196.
  • Erinoso O. Post-COVID-19 condition: current evidence and unanswered questions. The Lancet. Global health. 2022 Sep;10(9):e1210-1.
  • Osibogun O, Erinoso O, Gautam P, Bursac Z, Osibogun A. Marijuana use modifies the association between heavy alcohol consumption and tobacco use patterns among US adults: Findings from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2020. Addict Behav. 2022 Dec;135:107435. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107435.
  • Erinoso O, Welding K, Smith KC, Cohen JE. Claims of Reduced Odor on Tobacco Packs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Nicotine Tob Res. 2022 Feb 1;24(2):275-279.
  • Erinoso O, Welding K, Cohen JE, Clegg Smith K. Cigarette Pack Structure Elements in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Tob Regul Sci 2021;7(1):76-86.
  • Erinoso O, Oyapero A, Amure M, Osoba M, Osibogun O, Wright K, Osibogun A. Electronic cigarette use among adolescents and young adults in Nigeria: Prevalence, associated factors and patterns of use. PLoS One. 2021 Oct 22;16(10):e0258850.
  • Cohen JE, Welding K, Erinoso O, Saraf S, Iacobelli M, Smith KC. The Flavor Train: The Nature and Extent of Flavored Cigarettes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 Oct 7;23(11):1936-1941.
  • Erinoso O, Wright K, Anya S, Kuyinu Y, Abdurrazzaq H, Adewuya A. Predictors of COVID-19 Information Sources and Their Perceived Accuracy in Nigeria: Online Cross-sectional Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill 2021a;7(1):e22273. doi: 10.2196/22273.
  • Osikomaiya B, Erinoso OA, Wright KO, Odusola OA, Thomas B, Adeyemi O, et al. ‘Long COVID’: Persistent COVID-19 Symptoms in Survivors Managed in Lagos State, Nigeria. BMC Infectious diseases 2021;21:304.
  • Adekunle AA, Egbunah UP, Erinoso OA, Adeyemo WL. Effectiveness of warm saline mouth bath in preventing alveolar osteitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2021 Oct;49(10):980-988.
  • Erinoso O, Oyapero A, Osoba M, Amure M, Osibogun O, Wright K, Osibogun A. Association between anxiety, alcohol, poly-tobacco use and waterpipe smoking: A cross-sectional study in Lagos, Nigeria. Niger Postgrad Med J. 2021 Ap-Jun;28(2):117-125.
  • Ayodele AOS, Erinoso O, Odukoya O, Obigbesan K, Alli B, Castano B, Gbotolorun M. Do Health-Seeking Populations Know the Link Between Human Papillomavirus and Oropharyngeal Cancer? A Cross-sectional Study in a Nigerian Population. Int Q Community Health Educ 2021 March;0(0):1–8.
  • Erinoso OA, Adejumo O, Fashina A, Falana A, Amure MT, Okediran O, Abdur-Razzaq H, Anya S, Wright K, Ola B. Effect of COVID-19 on Mental Health of Frontline Health Workers in Nigeria: A Preliminary Cross-Sectional Study. J. Psychosom. Res. 2020;110288.
  • Erinoso OA, Wright KO, Anya S, Bowale A, Adejumo O, Adesola S, et al. Clinical Characteristics, Predictors of Symptomatic Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Duration of Hospitalization in a Cohort of 632 Patients in Lagos State, Nigeria. Niger Postgrad Med J 2020;27:285-92.
  • Erinoso O, Clegg Smith K, Iacobelli M, Saraf S, Welding K, Cohen JE. Global Review of Tobacco Product Flavour Policies. Tob Control 2020d;0:1–7. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055454.
  • Alli BY, Erinoso OA, Olawuyi AB. Effect of sodium lauryl sulfate on recurrent aphthous stomatitis: A systematic review. J Oral Pathol Med. 2019 May;48(5):358-364. doi: 10.1111/jop.12845.


  • 2025 (Anticipated) Ph.D. in Public Health with specialization in Socio-behavioral Health
  • Fellow, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, National Postgraduate Medical College, Nigeria.
  • MPH, Johns Hopkins University
  • B.D.S, University of Lagos