Dr. Balogun is a Public Health physician with focus on Reproductive Health and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases. She had her undergraduate degree in Medicine and Surgery from the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos in 1998; Masters in Public from the University of Lagos in 2004 and her fellowship in Public Health from both the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and the West African College of Physicians in 2009.
Over the years, she has gathered significant teaching, research and mentoring experience. She has carried out previous research work on HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, human papillomavirus/cervical cancer and the application of mobile health to address health challenges of mothers and children. She has mentored about 170 undergraduate and postgraduate students and a member of 8 professional and academic groups.
Currently, she is the site Principal Investigator in Lagos, Nigeria for an on-going global research, involving 20+ countries, to develop and validate a novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity; a project in collaboration with researchers in Northwestern University, Illinois, USA and funded by the Leverhulme Foundation Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) 2.02 Grant. She has won and managed 2 research grants and has 40 publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals.