Dr. Olakunle “Kunle” O. Alonge

Dr. Alonge is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) working in the Health Systems Program and also as the Health Systems Section Editor for the Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition. He teaches implementation research and practice and his work is focused on approaches to strengthening health systems, injury epidemiology, and evaluating the impact of child injury interventions.

He also joined the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU), managing its program in Bangladesh on child drowning and working on measuring and quantifying the burden of childhood injuries and likely interventions.

His research objectives are focused on improving delivery of quality health services to disadvantaged populations; implementing and scale-up of effective public health programs; and reducing the burden of child injuries in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). His research studies have looked at approaches for organizing and delivering primary health services; measuring health systems performance, and evaluating health systems strengthening strategies in LMIC along with child injury epidemiology and large-scale implementation of child injury prevention programs.