Oladele (Dele) Ogunseitan is professor of Public Health and founding Chair of the department of Population Health and Disease Prevention. He is also professor of Social Ecology. After early education at the University of Ife, in Nigeria, he earned his Doctorate in Microbiology at the University of Tennessee, and his Master’s degree in Public Health at UC Berkeley, where he also earned a certificate in International Health. He earned a certificate in teaching by case-method at Harvard School of Public Health. He is alumni faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He researches the nexus of industrial development, environmental quality and human health. He is the author of two books, multiple articles, and was founding editor of the African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Awards from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Global Forum for Health Research have funded his research. He serves on the Board of Directors of the University of California Global Health Institute, and he is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH). He is a member of the Hoover Medal Board of Award, and was named a League of Materials Superhero by the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Foundation. His honors include the American Council of Education (ACE) Leadership Excellence award from the international OpenCourseWare Consortium; and the Jefferson Science Fellowship of the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.