Jagila Wesley, M.D.

Fellow since July 2014

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Medical School

St. George's University Global Health Scholar Program, Newcastle, England

Masters Degree

Epidemiology and International Health, University of Michigan


The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY

Scholarly Activity

Dr. Wesley will be investigating the role that particulate matter (PM) plays in occurrence of lower respiratory tract viral infection in children and the development of chronic lung airways disease in children. The goal of the project is to establish the relationship between heavy pollution and lung disease outcomes in children.

Mentor: Stephania Cormier, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC College of Medicine


Fellowship Productivity

2015 NIEHS SRP Annual Meeting Abstract and Poster Presentation: The Effects of Air Pollution on Severity of Respiratory Illness

Society for Critical Care Medicine 44th Critical Care Congress 2015 Abstract: Appraisal of Pediatric Critical Care for Northwestern Nigeria

Seventh Annual Pediatric Research Day LeBonheur Children's Hospital, 2014. Poster Presentations: Fat Embolism Syndrome a Less Anticipated Occurrence in Patients with Sickle-Cell Disease; and

Impact of Particulate Matter Exposure on Development of Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infection


Jagila is originally from Nigeria, but her education has taken her all over the world. She and her husband, Ostep, enjoy trying the diverse restaurants and food choices near their home in midtown Memphis.

Contact Us

Department of Pediatrics

Critical Care Division

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Children's Foundation
Research Center
50 N Dunlap, 3rd Floor
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-287-6303

Program Coordinator

Rhonda Gray
E-mail: rgray25@uthsc.edu