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Christopher Sola Olopade, MD, MPH, FCCP is a Professor of Medicine and Director of International Programs at the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago. He is highly skilled Pulmonologist and Ethicist with expertise and special clinical interest in Asthma and Global Health Research Ethics.

Dr. Olopade’s research is focused on reducing global disparities in asthma outcomes by ascertaining the prevalence, role of lifestyle factors, and the diversity of genes and altered pathways that may promote severe asthma and poor response to treatment in different geographic populations. He has also conducted pioneering work that has investigated the extent, impact and preventive strategies for mitigating the health effects of exposure to household air pollution, which kills over 5 million women and children prematurely every year and causes millions of disability adjusted life years especially among vulnerable populations.

Dr. Olopade is the Director of a National Institute of Health-funded pipeline program that provides summer research-training opportunities for underrepresented minority college students to increase Diversity in Biomedical Research & Physician Workforce.

He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) and the American College of Physicians (FACP) and served as American College of Chest Physicians Governor for the State of Illinois from 2006-2010. He has also received numerous honors and awards that includes; The David Dines Named Lectureship from the Mayo Clinic. James Bowman Lectureship and the Senior Faculty Scholar from the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence from the University of Chicago. Dr. Olopade received the American College of Chest Physicians Humanitarian Award for his work on stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS among university students in Nigeria in 2006, and again in 2010 for his work to protect women and children from the hazards of exposure to indoor pollution related to the use of biomass for cooking.

He is a superb mentor and has been recognized repeatedly by his peers as one of the Best doctors in pulmonary diseases. He is well published in his areas of expertise.

Academic Areas

  • Strategy and Leadership

2023 - 2024 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
42300 Global Health and Social Policy 2023 (Autumn)

2024 - 2025 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
42300 Global Health and Social Policy 2024 (Autumn)