Taiwo Aremu, MD, MPH

PhD Student, Social and Administrative Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy
Taiwo Aremu



PhD Student, Social and Administrative Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy


Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Minnesota

Doctor of Medicine, University of Ilorin

Certificate, Health Care Economics, Harvard University; Certificate, Clinical Research, University of Minnesota

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Taiwo Aremu is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Social and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy while doubling in a Ph.D. program in Environmental Health Sciences (Infectious Disease) at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. He currently sits at the University of Minnesota Senate, representing the College of Pharmacy as a University of Minnesota Student Senator. He is also a Researcher with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and Masonic Cancer Center.

He has had prior experiences as a Clinician, Clinical Research Manager, Regulatory Specialist, Management Consultant, Graduate Teaching Assistant, and Research Assistant. His research interests and expertise include community and participatory research, chronic disease management, critical and emergency care, healthcare economics, health equity, health outcomes research, infectious disease, oncology, pharmaceutical innovations and health outcomes, pharmaceutical policy, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacovigilance, public health administration and policy, quality improvement and assurance, social determinants of health and market access. His administrative expertise spans planning, implementation, budgeting, contract negotiation, training, and mentorship.

Awards & Recognition

2021: Black Identifying International Community and Leadership Student Award 2021: Social and Administrative Pharmacy (SAPh) Provost Recruiting Scholarship 2021: School of Public Health Research Day People’s Choice Best Student Poster Award 2018 - 2019: Dr. J. Arthur Myers Endowment for International Experience in Public Health 2018 – 2019: Dr. James & Roberta Craig Scholarship for International Public Health Studies

Professional Associations

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Co-Leader, University of Minnesota Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) Health Professional Students Collective American Public Health Association (APHA) Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA) University of Minnesota Alumni Association Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN)


  • French
  • Yoruba


PHAR 6774 – Pharmacotherapy of Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorder (Fall 2021)

PubH 6250 – Foundations of Public Health (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021)

PubH 6751 – Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019)


  1. Ajibola OA, Aremu TO, Oluwole OE, Olayiwola O, Khokhar N, Apedo M, Cluzet V. A Rare Case of Hepatic Abscess That Resolved after Drainage of Pleural Empyema. Healthcare. 2021; 9(12):1732. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9121732
  2. Olayiwola O, Aremu TO, Ajibola OA, Oluwole OE, Adeyinka O. Review of Bone Scan in Staging of Breast Cancer Patients (Milton Keynes University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust 2020-2021). Curr Tr Biotech & Microbio. 2021; 2(4):467-469. https://doi.org/10.32474/CTBM.2021.02.000144
  3. Aremu TO, Oluwole OE, Adeyinka KO (2021). An Understanding of the Drivers of Infectious Diseases in the Modern World Can Aid Early Control of Future Pandemics. Pharmacy, 9(4):181. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy9040181
  4. Okuyemi KS, Ojo-Fati O, Aremu TO, Friedrichsen SC, Grude L, Oyenuga M, Shyne M, Murphy SE, Hatsukami D, Joseph AM (2021). A randomized trial of nicotine vs. no-nicotine e-cigarettes among African American smokers: Changes in smoking and tobacco biomarkers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, ntab212. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntab212
  5. Ajibola OA, Ogunleye OO, Collins S, Mazurkiewicz R, Aremu TO, Oluwole OE, Parmar N (2021). Multiple splenic infarcts occurring as a rare complication of babesiosis in an elderly patient on anticoagulation. Clin Case Rep J., 2(3):1–5.https://clinicalcasereportsjournal.com/article/1000103/multiple-splenic-infarcts-occurring-as-a-rare-complication-of-babesiosis-in-an-elderly-patient-on-anticoagulation
  6. Sadak KT, Gemede M, Grafelman MC, Aremu TO, Neglia JP, Freyer DR, et al. Identifying metrics of success for transitional care practices in childhood cancer survivorship: A qualitative interview study of parents. Cancer Medicine 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.4164
  7. Taiwo Aremu (December 2018). We must address the chlamydia epidemics among black women. Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. http://spokesman-recorder.com/2018/12/14/we-must-address-the-chlamydia-epidemic-among-black-women/