Luther-King O. Fasehun is an epidemiology PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Temple University's College of Public Health. Luther-King is interested in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology, as well as the epidemiology of infectious diseases and global health. He hopes to use his advanced research training to improve the health of women in the U.S. and around the world. Luther-King’s work has supported research exploring associations between novel biomarkers and adverse pregnancy outcomes. His mentor is Brandie DePaoli Taylor, associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Luther-King earned his medical degree from the University of Lagos, on a Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship. Further, he earned his master’s degree in international healthcare management, economics and policy from the SDA Bocconi, on a scholarship from the Fondazione Cariplo, based in Italy. With over 12 years’ work experience, Luther-King previously served as the Nigeria Country Director of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), a nongovernmental organization focused on maternal and child health. At WBFA, he led the overall strategic direction as well as the technical/programmatic operations of the foundation’s work in Nigeria, Uganda and Ghana, securing project grants from USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, FHI360, Amref Health Africa and the United Nations. Luther-King has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, and he was a resident Policy Leaders Fellow at the European University Institute in 2019.