Person

Agricola Odoi, BVM, MSc, PhD, FAHA, FACE, Dipl AVES

Professor | Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences Department

Specialization: Epidemiology and Public Health

Overview

Agricola Odoi, BVM, MSc, PhD, FAHA, FACE, Dipl AVES is a Professor of Epidemiology and Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. He has specific interests and expertise in spatial/geographic and quantitative epidemiology. He earned his veterinary degree from Makerere University (Uganda), MSc in Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics from University of Nairobi (Kenya) and PhD in Epidemiology from University of Guelph (Canada). Before joining the University of Tennessee, Dr. Odoi taught epidemiology, public health and veterinary preventive medicine at Makerere University. He served as a Public Health epidemiologist, a Health Information Analyst and an Information Management Analyst with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care in Ontario (Canada). Dr Odoi also held an adjunct faculty position at McMaster University (Canada) and East Tennessee State University and is currently an extra-ordinary lecturer at University of Pretoria (South Africa). He has also been a visiting researcher at University of South Africa. Dr. Odoi currently serves as a senior staff of the National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) and is a Fellow of both the American College of Epidemiology (FACE) and the American Heart Association (FAHA). CV is available at: www.orcid.org/0000-0001-5050-6737

Research Focus

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and spatial epidemiology; Health Disparities; Impacts of place on health outcomes and access to health services; ...

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).
CEM 504 - Descriptive and Applied Epidemiology
3 credit hour(s)

Principles of epidemiology as well as historic and modern applications to human and animal diseases. Host-agent relationships, measurement of disease frequency, disease monitoring and control in human and animal populations, field investigations, animal health economics and production.

Other Instructors: Okafor, Chika C

CEM 510 - Graduate Research Participation
1 - 6 credit hours

Advanced research techniques while conducting individual biomedical research projects under supervision of faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Comment(s): Open to all graduate students.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Engman, Augustin | Sultana, Hameeda | Whitlock, Brian Keith | Millis, Darryl L | Okafor, Chika C | Anderson, David Edgar | Miller, Deb

CEM 601 - Advanced Epidemiology
3 credit hour(s)

Epidemiological study design, data analysis, and model building. Emphasis placed on using, understanding, and making inferences based on least squares, logistic, Poisson, survival, and mixed models. STATA will be used as the basic computing language for all analyses.

Recommended Background: Graduate-level epidemiology course or statistics course.
Comment(s): Consent of instructor.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

CEM 610 - Advanced Topics in Comparative and Experimental Medicine
1 - 3 credit hours

Specialized, in-depth experience in various disciplines. Current and future research methodology, recent advances in instrumentation in analytical techniques for comparative medicine.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Other Instructors: Lear, Andrea Sketch

CEM 616 - Comparative and Experimental Medicine Seminar
1 credit hour(s)

Research seminars pertinent to disciplines within the program.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Credit Restriction: Maximum 3 hours may be applied toward degree requirements.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Other Instructors: Gerhold Jr, Richard William

PUBH 593 - Directed Independent Study
1 - 3 credit hours

Individual identification and study of health/wellness or health promotio problem/issue. Specific proposal must be presented to instructor before registration.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Okafor, Chika C

PUBH 693 - Independent Study
1 - 3 credit hours

Individual study of selected issues.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Okafor, Chika C

Picture of Agricola Odoi, BVM, MSc, PhD, FAHA, FACE, Dipl AVES
A201 Veterinary Medical Center
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4542
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Veterinary Medicine, General, University of Guelph, 2002
  • MS, Education, Other, Other, 2000
  • Bachelors, Veterinary Medicine, General, Other, 1998

Agricola Odoi, BVM, MSc, PhD, FAHA, FACE, Dipl AVES

Professor | Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences Department
Picture of Agricola Odoi, BVM, MSc, PhD, FAHA, FACE, Dipl AVES image
A201 Veterinary Medical Center
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4542
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Veterinary Medicine, General, University of Guelph, 2002
  • MS, Education, Other, Other, 2000
  • Bachelors, Veterinary Medicine, General, Other, 1998
Overview

Agricola Odoi, BVM, MSc, PhD, FAHA, FACE, Dipl AVES is a Professor of Epidemiology and Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. He has specific interests and expertise in spatial/geographic and quantitative epidemiology. He earned his veterinary degree from Makerere University (Uganda), MSc in Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics from University of Nairobi (Kenya) and PhD in Epidemiology from University of Guelph (Canada). Before joining the University of Tennessee, Dr. Odoi taught epidemiology, public health and veterinary preventive medicine at Makerere University. He served as a Public Health epidemiologist, a Health Information Analyst and an Information Management Analyst with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care in Ontario (Canada). Dr Odoi also held an adjunct faculty position at McMaster University (Canada) and East Tennessee State University and is currently an extra-ordinary lecturer at University of Pretoria (South Africa). He has also been a visiting researcher at University of South Africa. Dr. Odoi currently serves as a senior staff of the National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) and is a Fellow of both the American College of Epidemiology (FACE) and the American Heart Association (FAHA). CV is available at: www.orcid.org/0000-0001-5050-6737

Research Focus

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and spatial epidemiology; Health Disparities; Impacts of place on health outcomes and access to health services; ...

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).
CEM 504 - Descriptive and Applied Epidemiology
3 credit hour(s)

Principles of epidemiology as well as historic and modern applications to human and animal diseases. Host-agent relationships, measurement of disease frequency, disease monitoring and control in human and animal populations, field investigations, animal health economics and production.

Other Instructors: Okafor, Chika C

CEM 510 - Graduate Research Participation
1 - 6 credit hours

Advanced research techniques while conducting individual biomedical research projects under supervision of faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Comment(s): Open to all graduate students.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Engman, Augustin | Sultana, Hameeda | Whitlock, Brian Keith | Millis, Darryl L | Okafor, Chika C | Anderson, David Edgar | Miller, Deb

CEM 601 - Advanced Epidemiology
3 credit hour(s)

Epidemiological study design, data analysis, and model building. Emphasis placed on using, understanding, and making inferences based on least squares, logistic, Poisson, survival, and mixed models. STATA will be used as the basic computing language for all analyses.

Recommended Background: Graduate-level epidemiology course or statistics course.
Comment(s): Consent of instructor.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

CEM 610 - Advanced Topics in Comparative and Experimental Medicine
1 - 3 credit hours

Specialized, in-depth experience in various disciplines. Current and future research methodology, recent advances in instrumentation in analytical techniques for comparative medicine.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Other Instructors: Lear, Andrea Sketch

CEM 616 - Comparative and Experimental Medicine Seminar
1 credit hour(s)

Research seminars pertinent to disciplines within the program.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Credit Restriction: Maximum 3 hours may be applied toward degree requirements.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Other Instructors: Gerhold Jr, Richard William

PUBH 593 - Directed Independent Study
1 - 3 credit hours

Individual identification and study of health/wellness or health promotio problem/issue. Specific proposal must be presented to instructor before registration.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Okafor, Chika C

PUBH 693 - Independent Study
1 - 3 credit hours

Individual study of selected issues.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Okafor, Chika C