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Sally N. Adebamowo, MBBS, MSc, ScD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health


660 West Redwood Street

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-7431


(410) 706-1944

Education and Training

  • University of Ibadan, MBBS, Medicine and Surgery, 2007
  • University of London, MSc, Clinical Trials, 2011
  • Harvard University, ScD, Nutritional Epidemiology, 2014
  • Harvard School of Public Health, Postdoctoral Study, Nutritional Epidemiology, 2015
  • National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Postdoctoral Study, Genetic Epidemiology, 2016

Research/Clinical Keywords

Human Papillomavirus, Genetics, Genomics, HIV-Associated Cancers, Vaginal Microenvironment, Cytokines, Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cardiometabolic Disorders, Immuno-epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology, Measurement Error, Microbiota, Nutritional Epidemiology, Clinical Trials

Highlighted Publications

The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network. Integrated genomic and molecular characterization of cervical cancer. Nature. January 23, 2017.  DOI: 10.1038/nature21386. PMID: 28112728

Sally N. Adebamowo, Fasil Tekola-Ayele, Adebowale A. Adeyemo, and Charles N. Rotimi. Genomics of Cardiometabolic Disorders in Sub-Saharan Africa. Public Health Genomics. 2017 May 9. doi: 10.1159/000468535. PMID: 28482349.

Adebamowo SN, Ma B, Zella D, Famooto A, Ravel J, Adebamowo C; ACCME Research Group. Mycoplasma hominis and Mycoplasma genitalium in the Vaginal Microbiota and Persistent High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Infection. Front Public Health. 2017 Jun 26;5:140. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00140. PMID: 28695118.

Berger AC, Korkut A, Kanchi RS, Hegde, AM, Lenoir W, Liu W, Liu Y, Fan H, Shen H, Ravikumar V, Rao A, Schultz A, Li X, Sumazin P, Williams C, Mestdagh P, Gunaratne PH, Yau C, Bowlby R, Robertson AG, Tiezzi DG, Wang C, Cherniack AD, Godwin AK, Kuderer NM, Rader JS, Zuna RE, Sood AK, Lazar AJ, Ojesina AI,Adebamowo C, Adebamowo SN, K. Baggerly KA, Chen T, Chiu H, S. Lefever S, Liu L, MacKenzie K, S. Orsulic S, Roszik J, Shelley CS, Song Q, Vellano CP, Wentzensen N, The Cancer Genome Atlas Network A Comprehensive Pan-Cancer Molecular Study of Gynecologic and Breast Cancers. Cancer Cell. 2018 Apr 9;33(4):690-705.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.ccell.2018.03.014. Epub 2018 Apr 2. PMID: 29622464.

Kaplan MH, Kaminski M, Estes JM, Gitlin SD, Zahn J, Elder JT, Tejasvi T, Gensterblum E, Sawalha AH, McGowan JP, Dosik MH, Direskeneli H, Direskeneli GS, Adebamowo SN, Adebamowo CA, Sajadi M, Contreras-Galindo R. Structural Variation of Centromeric Endogenous Retroviruses in Human Populations and their Impact on Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma, Sézary Syndrome, and HIV infection. BMC Medical Genomics. BMC Med Genomics. 2019 May 2;12(1):58. doi: 10.1186/s12920-019-0505-8. PMID: 31046767

Adebamowo SN and Adebowale AA for the ACCME Research Group as part of the H3Africa Consortium. Classical HLA Alleles are Associated with Prevalent and Persistent Cervical High-Risk HPV Infection in African Women. Hum Immunol. 2019 May 6. pii: S0198-8859(18)31018-8. doi: 10.1016/j.humimm.2019.04.011. PMID: 31072753





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Awards and Affiliations

  • Academic Scholarship from Shell Petroleum Development Company, Nigeria, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 
  • Merit Award for Academic Excellence, Rivers State Government of Nigeria, 2010, 2011
  • Stares Doctoral Fellowship Award, Harvard University, 2010, 2011, 2012    
  • SAS Global Forum Student Award, 2012
  • Rising Star in Global Health, Grand Challenges Canada, 2012
  • Bernard Lown Scholars-In-Residence Grant, 2013, 2014
  • Fogarty International Center mHealth Travel Grant, 2014
  • Bernard Lown Visiting Scholar Grant, 2015, 2016
  • American Heart Association Early Investigator Travel Grant, 2016
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award, 2016
  • American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, 2019