Foluso Agboola

Visiting Preparedness Fellow

Center for Health Decision Science

677 Huntington Avenue
Kresge, 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02115

Foluso Agboola, M.B.B.S, M.P.H., is a research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (HSPH-PERRC). She is a preparedness research Associate at the Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program (HSPH-EPREP). During the past three years, Dr. Agboola’s research has focused on public health and healthcare system preparedness with a particular focus on the use of emergency preparedness exercises and drills to assess system performance and the development of assessment tools to evaluate the public health system during simulated and real life emergencies. As part of the PERRC project called Linking Assessment and Measurement to Performance in PHEP Systems (LAMPS), Dr. Agboola has developed evaluation methods to assess the validity, reliability, utility, and practicality of over 100 preparedness metrics that can be used to assess the PHEP through exercise and drills. As part of her preparedness activities, Dr. Agboola has been involved in evaluation of over 30 public health and hospital based exercise and identifying lessons learned from response to real events such as H1N1 and hurricanes. Some of her research findings have been published and presented at different national conferences across the country. Dr. Agboola received her M.B.B.S from University of Ilorin, Nigeria and her MPH with concentration in quantitative methods from Harvard University.

Research interests

  • Public health and healthcare system preparedness with a focus on the use of emergency preparedness exercises and drills to assess system performance and the development of assessment tools to evaluate the public health system during simulated and real life emergencies.
  • Emergency medical service with particular interest in EMS systems research and the development of Pre-hospital trauma care systems in developing countries.

 

Education

  • MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2010
  • M.B.B.S: University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, 2006