Dr. Oluwabunmi Dada

Dr. Oluwabunmi Dada is an assistant professor Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2019. Her research interests focus on the health effects of electronic cigarettes, environmental exposures and cancer incidence, GIS and Toxic Release Inventory, and the sustainability of food systems focusing on its major key players; farmers, the environment, and humans.

Courses taught at Murray State

  • OSH 192 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
  • OSH 387 OSH Standards
  • OSH 389 Facility Water Quality and Management
  • OSH 479 Fundamentals of Air Pollution and Control
  • OSH 644 Graduate Cooperative Education
  • OSH 657 Current Literature & Research in Safety & Health
  • OSH 687 Fundamentals of Air and Water Pollution
  • OSH 697 Research in Environmental Health and Safety


  • B.S., Geography Science, University of Ibadan, December 2012 
  • M.S., Environmental Management, Samford University, August 2016
  • Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, December 2019

Professional experience prior to Murray State

  • 2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • 2016-2019 Graduate Research Trainee, University of Alabama at Birmingham


  • 2021 - Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Credentialed by Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
  • 2020 - Associate Safety Professional (ASP) Credentialed by Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

Professional Memberships

  • Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health – Upsilon Chapter
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • American Society of Safety Professionals
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • American Association of University Women


  • Locke L, Dada O, Shedd JS. Aerosol Transmission of Infectious Disease and the Efficacy of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): A Systematic Review. J Occup Environ Med. 2021 Aug 20. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002366. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34419986.
  • Dada, O., & Ogunyiola, A. (2021). A preliminary impact assessment of social distancing on food systems and greenhouse gas emissions. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 31(1-4), 254-261. doi:10.1080/10911359.2020.1816242
  • Owens FS 3rd, Dada O, Cyrus JW, Adedoyin OO, Adunlin G. The effects of Moringa oleifera on blood glucose levels: A scoping review of the literature. Complement Ther Med. 2020 May;50:102362. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2020.102362. Epub 2020 Feb 28. PMID: 32444043
  • Dada, O. M., Chalbot, M.-C. G., & Kavouras, I. G. (2020). Functional characterization of flavorings in electronic cigarette refill liquids by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Analytical Methods, 12(5), 611-619. doi:10.1039/C9AY02147G
  • Zhao J, Nelson J, Dada O, Pyrgiotakis G, Kavouras IG, Demokritou P. Assessing electronic cigarette emissions: linking physico-chemical properties to product brand, e-liquid flavoring additives, operational voltage and user puffing patterns. Inhal Toxicol. 2018 Feb;30(2):78-88. doi: 10.1080/08958378.2018.1450462. Epub 2018 Mar 22. PMID: 29564955; PMCID: PMC6459014.

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