Tolu Oni is an Associate Professor in Public Health at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has been born in Nigeria and got a PhD in United Kingdom. She is a Public Health Physician/urban epidemiologist and leads the Research Initiative for Cities Health and Equity (RICHE), a transdisciplinary urban health research collaborative providing evidence to support implementation of healthy public policies. RICHE activities include Systems for Health projects: investigating how urban systems (e.g. housing, food) can be harnessed for health; and Health Systems projects: integrated heath systems responses to changing patterns of disease and multimorbidity in the context of urbanisation.

She has published over 40 manuscripts in international journals, and has given presentations at international academic (urban health, HIV, TB) and non-academic meetings including the United Nations High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development, New York; and the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, Davos 2018. Profiled in the Lancet journal in 2016, she is also a 2016 Next Einstein Forum Fellow, Fellow of the WEF Global Future Council on Health/Healthcare, Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study; and is co-Chair of the Global Young Academy.