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Academic Biography

Dr Kehinde K. Kanmodi is a PhD candidate (DOS: Dr Lawrence A. Nnyanzi), a lecturer (adjunct) at the SHLS, Teesside University, and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Puthisastra (Cambodia). Kehinde is a multidisciplinary researcher with academic/professional qualifications and expertise in Dentistry, Education, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Management, and Public Health. 

External Roles and Professional Activities

Kehinde is the Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Public Health Issues (Sciendo [De Gruyter]), an Academic Editor of PLoS One, an Editorial Board Member of BMC Public Health, a Book Editor with Nova Science Publishers (New York, USA), a reviewer to over 20 prestigious peer-reviewed journals, and a book proposal reviewer with Routledge. Also, he is a member of the board of trustees of three non-profit non-governmental public health organizations in Nigeria.

Below are the lists of journals Kehinde has reviewed for:

  • Annals of Medicine and Surgery [2022 – ]
  • Public Health in Practice [2021 – ]
  • Patient Preference and Adherence [2021 - ]
  • Medical Journal of Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth [2021 - ]
  • International Journal of Health Planning and Management [2021 – ]
  • Journal of Dental and Orofacial Research [2020 – ]
  • BioMedicine [2020 – ]
  • PLoS One [2020 – ]
  • Epidemiology and Infection [2020 – ]
  • Case Reports in Dentistry [2020 – ]
  • Population Medicine [2020 – ]
  • PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases [2020 – ]
  • International Quarterly of Community Health Education [2020 – ]
  • International Journal of Preventive Medicine [2020 – ]
  • International Journal of Dentistry [2020 – ]
  • European Journal of Environment and Public Health [2020 – ]
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research [2020 – ]
  • Saudi Medical Journal [2019 – ]
  • Global Psychiatry [2019 – ]
  • Pan African Medical Journal [2019 – ]
  • Medical University [2019 – 2020]
  • Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine [2018 – ]
  • African Health Sciences [2018 – ]
  • Asian Journal of Dental Sciences [2018]
  • Asian Journal of Research in Medicine and Medical Sciences [2018]
  • International Journal of Biochemistry Research and Review [2018]
  • International Journal of Tropical Disease and Health [2017 – 2018]
  • Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research [2017 – 2018]
  • Asian Journal of Medicine and Health [2017 – 2018]

External Research Collaborations

Kehinde has co-authored over 150 researchers from Saudi Arabia, USA, UK, India, Israel, and different countries in Africa (Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, etc.) in over 200 publications (conference papers, journal papers, books/technical reports, and book chapters). He has collaborated with researchers from multiple institutions including Edo State University, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel, World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria, WHO Africa Regional Field Office, University of Rwanda, University of Texas, Makerere University, Harvard University, King Ceasar University, University of Kentucky, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and a host of others.

For expression of interests in collaborating with Kehinde, please kindly contact him officially via k.kanmodi@tees.ac.uk or kkanmodi@puthisastra.edu.kh 

Summary of Research Interests

Kehinde has research interests in global health, oral health, sexual and reproductive health, SDGs, health workforce development, school health, health policy, food security and protection, infectious diseases, noncommunicable diseases, nanotechnology, biomedicine, and bioinformatics.   

Academic Achievements

Kehinde is a recipient of numerous academic awards, including the Longman Plc Award for Best Graduating Students in Nigerian unity schools (2008), Shell Petroleum Development National Merit Scholarship Award (2010 – 2016), Clement Adesuyi Haastrup Foundation Scholarship Award (2013-2016), Certificate of Recognition Award for presenting at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine Research Day (2016), Best Poster Presenter Award at the 2016 Faculty of Dentistry Conference at the University of Ibadan, Certificate of Appreciation from the WHO Africa Regional Director (Dr Matshidiso Moeti) for contribution to Polio Eradication in Nigeria (2021), Global Excellence Award (2021) at Teesside University, and the PhD (Health) studentship Award (full funding: tuition and stipends) at Teesside University (2022 - 2026). Also, for his significant contributions to academic research and public health, Kehinde has received membership awards from numerous health organisations including the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (2019), and the Multinational Association for the Supportive Care in Cancer (2015 - 2017).

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

I have taught the following modules at the following tertiary institutions:

  • Community Health Officers' Training Programme, UDUTH, Sokoto, Nigeria (Mar. 2017 - Jan. 2018)
    • Primary Oral Health (1 credit unit [higher diploma level])
  • Aminu Musa Habib College of Health Science & Technology, Yauri, Nigeria (Oct. 2019 - Mar. 2020)
    • Primary Oral Health (1 credit unit [diploma level])
  • SHLS, Teesside University (Dec. 2022 till date)
    • International Public Health (20 credit units [level 7])
    • Public Health in Context (20 credit units [level 7])
    • Epidemiology (20 credit units [level 7])

Research Projects & External Funding

  • PhD Studentship
    • Project Title: Does knowledge and awareness of oral cancer signs and symptoms in at-risk individuals improve the likelihood of early attendance for screening in Nigeria?
    • Funding Agency: Teesside University       
    • Amount: £88,254
    • Start Date: Oct. 2022               
    • End Date: Jul. 2026
    • Role: Doctoral Research Student
    • Supervisors: Nnyanzi LA, Zohoori FV & Shah K
    • Awarded (Jun. 2022)
  • BRECON: Building Research Capacity on Oral cancer genomics and bioinformatics in sub-SaharaN Africa Project
    • Funding Agency:  Teesside University
    • Amount: £8,500
    • Start Date: Jan. 2023           
    • End Date: Jul. 2023
    • Role: Co-Investigator
    • Other Investigators: Nnyanzi LA (PI), Adisa AO (Co-I), Aladelusi TO (Co-I), Kuba S (Co-I), Lenis VP (Co-I), Sarker M (Co-I), Nkhata MJ (Co-I), Adetunji CO (Co-I), Amzat J (Co-I), Kunonga E (Co-I) & Ogbureke KUO (Co-I)
    • Status (Month/Year): Awarded (Dec. 2022)
  • ReBINFLAMe: Relationship between Burnout, vascular risk factors, and INFLAMmatory markers among physicians study
    • Funding Agency:  Teesside University
    • Amount: £8,000
    • Start Date: Jan. 2023           
    • End Date: Jul. 2023
    • Role: Co-Investigator
    • Other Investigators: Nkhata MJ (PI), Adebayo O (Co-PI) & Nnyanzi LA (Co-I)
    • Status (Month/Year): Awarded (Dec. 2022)

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Public Health (w Distinction), Teesside University

16 Sept 202111 Oct 2022

Award Date: 11 Oct 2022

PGD (Education), PGD (Education), Usmanu Danfodiyo University

Jan 2018Dec 2018

Award Date: 1 May 2022

PGD (Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution), National Open University of Nigeria

Jun 2018Jun 2020

Award Date: 1 Sept 2020

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Ibadan

3 Jan 20101 Aug 2016

Award Date: 1 Aug 2016

PhD (Health), Teesside University

3 Oct 20222 Oct 2026

External positions

Associate Member, Fuse - Centre for Translational Research in Public Health

5 Dec 2022 → …

Book Proposal Reviewer, Routledge

2 Dec 2022 → …

Guest Editor, Oral, Special Issue: Molecular Pathobiology, Diagnosis and Therapeutics in Oral Cancer

Nov 2022Jul 2023

Guest Editor, Oral, Special Issue: Oral Health in the Global South

24 Oct 202223 Jun 2023

Editorial Board Member, Health Science Reports (Wiley)

21 Oct 2022 → …

Editorial Board Member, BMC Public Health

18 Sept 2022 → …

Academic Editor, PLoS One

16 Sept 2022 → …

Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Public Health Issues

1 May 2021 → …

External Review Board Member, Adolescent Well-being Initiative (A coalition of PMNCH, WHO UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Major Group on Children and Youth, UN Women, World Bank, World Food Programme)

16 Feb 202125 Feb 2021

Member, Board of Trustees, End Cervical Cancer Nigeria Initiative Inc, Nigeria

1 Feb 2021 → …

Member, Board of Trustees, Mental and Oral Health Development Organization Inc, Nigeria

1 Mar 2019 → …

Book Editor, Nova Science Publishers Inc (New York, USA)


Guest Editor, Sakkiya and Other Alternative Practices, Journal of Alternative Medicine Research

1 Dec 201715 Dec 2018

Chairman, Board of Trustees, Cephas Health Research Initiative Inc, Nigeria

30 Sept 2016 → …


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