Emmanuel Oga is a public health physician and researcher with special expertise in the opioid epidemic and infectious disease surveillance. With skills in epidemiology, biostatistics, and the design and implementation of research studies, Dr. Oga contributes to our work on opioids, disease outbreak management, surveillance and disease registration, and other pressing public health concerns.
Before joining RTI in 2018, Dr. Oga was a principal research scientist at the Battelle Memorial Institute in Baltimore. His background also includes leadership and research positions at the Northern Kentucky Health Department and the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In Kentucky, he facilitated epidemiological operations which included disease outbreak management, infectious and noncommunicable diseases surveillance, and public health interventions such as a harm-reduction program for injection drug users. He has conducted research on the epidemiology of cancers associated with human immunodeficiency virus and human papillomavirus.
He is a member of the American Public Health Association, the Kentucky Epidemiology Rapid Response Team, the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, and the African Cancer Registries Network.