About Lola Adeoye-Olatunde

Dr. Omolola A. Adeoye-Olatunde, PharmD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Purdue University College of Pharmacy and the Community Engagement Advisory Council Lead at Purdue Center for Health Equity and Innovation. Her research focuses on examining drivers of the effective and equitable implementation and provision of community-based health services among persons disproportionately affected by health inequities. Drivers of interest include 1) social determinants of health, 2) provider characteristics and practices, 3) policy implications, and 4) health information technology. Her most recent COVID-19 community-engaged project entitled, “Addressing Food Insecurity and COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Accessibility: A Novel Mass Vaccination Model for Vulnerable Communities (PI Adeoye-Olatunde)” is supported by the Marion County Public Health Department, the City of Indianapolis, and Resolve to Save Lives COVID-19 Community Recovery Grant.

In this month’s final COVID-19 Health Equity review, we discuss recent literature on the impact of COVID-19 among people who have certain chronic conditions, including psychiatric disorders, obesity, and HIV. Psychiatric Disorders Individuals who have major psychiatric disorders tend to Read More
Women’s Health and COVID-19 Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted health care delivery as we know it, often restricting access to routine health services. Women’s health was not immune to this disruption. In this month’s review, we discuss recent literature on Read More
Sociodemographic Factors and Mental Health Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic It is well known that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on individual and population health. However, research has just recently gained momentum on assessing the pandemic’s potential Read More
Social Determinants of Health According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, social determinants of health (SDOH) “are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, Read More
Examining How We Collect Race and Ethnicity Data COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted racial and ethnic minority groups. Public health strategies to help prevent and address these inequities include strategic allocation of resources and culturally appropriate messaging. Such strategies require reliable Read More

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