Oghenekaro Omodior

Assistant Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism, Indiana University

MS - Clinical Biochemistry (Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria)
MPH - Health Promotion, Education & Behavior (University of South Carolina)
PhD - Health & Human Performance (University of Florida)

Research Interests
1. emerging vector-borne diseases (VBDs) in the context of outdoor recreation, travel and tourism, with particular interest in:

the role of personal protective behavior in VBDs risk-reduction
disease mapping, cluster detection, spatio-temporal disease dynamics
distal and proximal risk/protective factors associated with VBDs control
role of tailored health communication messaging in VBDs risk-reduction
2. The "recreation" built environment as a social determinant of health-related quality of life, with particular interest in:

Spatial distribution of recreation opportunities for different socio-demographic groups
Health disparities and recreation accessibility
3. Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Public health, Parks, Recreation, & Tourism research


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism , Indiana University