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Stella O. Babalola, PhD

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111 Market Place - Ste 310
Baltimore, Maryland 21239


Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

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PhD, Universite de Paris, 1983


My research areas include strategic communication, gender issues, adolescent reproductive health, quantitative methods for assessing the effects of communication programs, and qualitative audience studies. Recently, main research projects have dealt with sexual attitudes and behaviors among African youth; community influences on VCT-seeking behaviors; factors influencing the uptake of childhood immunization; and program effects using crosssectional data.

  • communication research
  • adolescent
  • youth
  • reproductive health
  • positive deviance

Selected publications since 2018

  • Stella Babalola, Caitlin Loehr, Olamide Oyenubi, Akinsewa Akiode, Allison Mobley (2019). Efficacy of a digital health tool on contraceptive ideation and use in Nigeria: Results of a cluster-randomized control trial. Global Health: Science and Practice, 7(2), 273-288.
  • Timothy R Werwie, Zoe J L Hildon, Abibou Diagne Camara, Oumoul Khairy Mbengue, Claudia Vondrasek, Mamadou Mbaye, Hannah Mills, 'Kuor Kumoji, Stella Babalola, (2019). Gender-Based Violence in Senegal: Its Catalysts and Connections from a Community Perspective. Journal of Family Violence.
  • Babalola S, Akinyemi JO, & Odimegwu C. (2019). Changes in demand for children between 2003 and 2013 in Nigeria. Population Horizons, 15(2). doi: 10.2478/pophzn-2018-0006.
  • Kalra N, Ayankola J., & Babalola S. (2018). Healthcare provider interaction and other predictors of long?acting reversible contraception adoption among women in Nigeria. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.12705.
  • Babalola S, Adedokun ST, McCartney-Melstad A, Okoh M, Asa S, Tweedie I, & Tompsett A. (2018). Factors associated with caregivers' consistency of use of bed nets in Nigeria: a multilevel multinomial analysis of survey data. Malaria Journal, 17:280