Clement Adebamowo was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and graduated BM ChB Hons from the University of Jos, Nigeria, having earned a distinction at every examination. He trained in Surgery and Oncology at the University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeria and at Harvard University where he earned a DSc.
He is a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is tenured Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health; Member of the Institute of Human Virology; Member of the Center for Global Health and Vaccine Development and Associate Director (Population Science), University of Maryland School of Medicine Greenebaum Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD.
He is also the Director of Research and Training, Center for Bioethics and Research, Ibadan, Nigeria; Research Scientist, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria; Coordinator of the Nigerian National System of Cancer Registries (NSCR); President of the Society of Oncology and Cancer Research of Nigeria (SOCRON); and Director of the West African Framework Program on Global Health. He is also Editor in Chief of Bioethics Online Journal (BeOnline®); Cancer in Africa Online Journal (CIAO®); Associate Editor of Frontiers in Oncology; Academic Editor, PLoS One; Review Editor in Environmental Health and Contributing Editor to many other journals.
Clement is the Principal Investigator of several Wellcome Trust/NIH funded H3Africa research projects (http://h3africa.org/projects) including the African Collaborative Center for Microbiome and Genomics Research (ACCME http://h3accme.com); the African Female Breast Cancer Epidemiology Study(AFBRECANE); and the Indigenous linguistic and cultural concepts of heritability and comprehension of genomics research (INDIGENE) grants at the Institute of Human Virology, Abuja, Nigeria. He is Co-PI of the Diabetes Mellitus in Sub-Saharan Africans Study funded by the Wellcome Trust and of the NIH/NCI funded Framing HPV Vaccination Messages for African American Parents project. He is PI of the NIH/FIC funded Entrenching Training and Capacity in Research Ethics in Nigeria and the European and Developing Countries Clinical Partnership funded grant for Deepening Research Ethics in Nigeria project. He is Nigerian site PI of the NIH/NIAAA funded The Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health Trial; Partnership for Cohort Development and Training (PaCT); and Nutrition Epidemiology Transition Collaboration (NET).
His research interests are genomics and epidemiology of breast and cervical cancers and other non-communicable diseases, Bioethics and capacity development in low- and middle-income countries.