Dr. Toritse Orubu

Toritse Orubu, PhD

Professor of Global Health
Infectious Disease & Epidemiology Specialist
International Experience:  Nigeria, England, Scotland, USA





  • Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, England, UK
  • Master of Science, Immunology of Infectious Disease, University of London, England, UK
  • Diploma, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, England, UK
  • Master of Science, Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, University of Benin, Nigeria

Doctoral Dissertation 

  • Development of Multivalent MVA Vaccine for Malaria

University of London Master's Thesis 

  • Modeling the acquisition of antibodies to six malaria antigens in semi-immune Gambian adults.

University of Aberdeen Master's Thesis 

  • Knowledge of sickle cell disease among Nigerians living in Aberdeen


Teaching Specializations

  • Immunology of Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Disease: HIV, AIDS, Malaria
  • Public Health
  • Vaccine Manufacturing and Immunization

Professional Experience

  • Director of Vaccines and Developing Country Markets, Vaccines and Innovation for Global Health, Seattle, WA
  • Gates Fellow & Program Officer, CMC, Vaccine Development, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
  • Technical Officer: Initiative for Vaccine Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Senior Manager, New Vaccines Introduction, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Boston, MA
  • GlaxoSmithKline Fellow, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, England, UK
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Global HIV/AIDS Initiative Nigeria (GHAIN),  Family Health International, Durham, NC
  • Program Manager, Save the Children, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  • Field Manager, Guinea-worm Eradication Program (Nigeria), Carter Center, Atlanta, GA


  • "Innovative Techniques for Improving Vaccine Stability in Tropical Temperatures." Gates Foundation and Partners meeting on Vaccine CMC, June 3, 2014.
  • Guest Lecturer, Montana State University, Graduate Summit. April, 2014  


  • Strengthening Health Systems in Nigeria: Workshop  Workshop proceedings on Evidence Based Policy Making Project. West African Book Publishers for The Nigerian Academy of Science, June 2009 ISBN: 978-978-153-415-7.
  • Reducing Child Mortality in Nigeria: Workshop proceedings on Evidence Based Policy Making Project. West African Book Publishers for The Nigerian Academy of Science, February, 2009 ISBN: 978–978–153–399–0.

Membership in Academic & Professional Associations

  • Global Emerging Pathogens and Treatment Consortium (GET)
  • International Society of Vaccines
    • WHO Technical Committee
    • Vaccine Packaging and Presentation Advisory Committee (VPPAG)
  • British Society of Immunology, UK
  • Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, UK
  • Nigerian Association of Parasitology
  • Harambee Entrepreneur Alliance