Edema Ojomo

PhD Program
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Jamie Bartram

Edema Ojomo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Fisk University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2009. She earned a Master of Science degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 2011 in environmental sciences and engineering and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in the same field at UNC. Between 2009 and 2011, she was the lead researcher on a UNICEF climate change adaptation project that assessed the preparedness of 21 developing nations to adapt their water sectors to a changing climate. Edema has also conducted research on the enabling environment and other relevant factors for sustaining and scaling up household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) practices. Currently, she is leading a project on the vulnerability of drinking water systems in coastal areas to simultaneously occurring climate hazards. She hopes to pursue a career in which her skills in the physical and social sciences are both employed because of the importance of both these fields in achieving lasting development.​

Research Interests
  • Enabling environments (particularly for the water sector)
  • HWTS adoption & sustainability
  • Climate change adaptation in the water sector
  • Social capital
  • Development of intervention and policy assessment instruments
Selected Publications
  • Amjad, Urooj, Edema Ojomo, Kristen Downs, Ryan Cronk, and Jamie Bartram. 2015. Rethinking Sustainability, Scaling Up, and Enabling Environment: A Framework for Their Implementation in Drinking Water Supply. Water. 7: 1497-1514. doi:10.3390/w7041497.
  • Intermetallic Communication in Titanium(IV) Ferrocenyldiketonates. 2009. Lea T. Dulatas, Seth N. Brown, Edema Ojomo, Bruce C. Noll, Matthew J. Cavo, Paul B. Holt and Matthew M. Wopperer. Inorganic Chemistry. 2009. 48(22): 10789 – 10799.
  • Climate Change Preparedness: A Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Study in Southern Nigeria. 2014. Ojomo, E., Elliott, M., Amjad, U., Bartram, J. ​Environments. 2:435-448. doi:10.3390/environments2040435.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. – Maya Angelou.

Email: Ojomo, Edema