Olorunfemi Adetona, PhD

Olorunfemi Adetona


College of Public Health


Environmental Health Sciences

Academic Title

Asst Professor

Research Program

Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention

As a member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at the OSUCCC – James, Olorunfemi Adetona, PhD, focuses his research on investigating the relationship between exposures to combustion-derived air pollution and cancer risk.

Dr. Adetona is conducting a study to determine the relationship between cancer risk among firefighters in Ohio and quantitative occupational exposure to structural fire smoke using biomarkers of long-lived contaminants in the body. He also works to determine the role that the different routes of exposure play in the carcinogenesis of this occupational hazard.

Other research projects in his lab include studying the acute cardiovascular effects of wildland firefighting, as well as in vitro experiments to investigate the mitigation of particulate matter-induced adverse responses by omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Dr. Adetona has co-authored numerous articles in well-known publications, including the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Inhalation Toxicology and the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. He is also a member of the International Society of Exposure Science and the Society of Toxicology.


  • Doctorate, University of Georgia

    Athens, GA (USA)

  • Master's Degree, Univesity of Ibadan

    Ibadan, Nigeria (Africa)

  • Master's Degree, Yale University

    New Haven, CT (USA)

  • Doctorate, University of Georgia

    Athens, GA (USA)

Office Location

436 Cunz Hall

1841 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210


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