Dr. Ogunyemi is a computer scientist and biomedical informatics researcher. She is a Professor in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in Los Angeles. She is also Director of the University's Center for Biomedical Informatics, which focuses on providing biomedical informatics solutions that benefit medically underserved communities.
Her research interests include computerized medical decision support, reasoning under uncertainty, 3D graphics and visualization, machine learning and telehealth. She is currently working on a National Library of Medicine-funded R01 grant to explore diabetic retinopathy prediction from clinical data using different machine learning strategies.
Before moving to CDU, Dr. Ogunyemi was a biomedical informatics faculty member in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School from 1999 until 2007. She was also a member of the affiliated faculty in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology from 2003 until 2007. She has taught graduate level biomedical informatics courses in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, at UCLA, at CDU, and short courses on informatics at the University of Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal), Durban, South Africa.
Dr. Ogunyemi is an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. She holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Barnard College, New York, and an M.S.E, and Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania.