Christopher Sola Olopade participated in Film Screening: Nowhere to Run: Nigeria’s Climate and Environmental Crisis . They are otherwise unassociated with EPIC.
Christopher Sola Olopade, MD, MPH, is a highly skilled pulmonologist with expertise and special clinical interests in asthma, chronic obstructive lung diseases (chronic bronchitis and emphysema), bronchiectasis and eosinophilic lung diseases.
His research focuses on determining appropriate or best practices for asthma management through collaborative and multi-center clinical research projects. Dr. Olopade’s current asthma research focuses on the relationship between environmental and genetic factors and how they affect the expression of asthma–particularly in a developing country setting, such as Nigeria. Additionally, his research provides a comprehensive look at regional differences, comparing rural and urban settings, and ultimately comparing similar settings to inner city Chicago.
Dr. Olopade is well published in asthma and has spoken on the subject in local and international settings. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians.
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 has also received peer recognition, being named one of the “Best Doctors in America” by Best Doctors Inc.