Dr. Omolola (Lola) Adeoye-Olatunde is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Center for Health Equity and Innovation.

She initially sparked an interest in health equity while working as a pharmacy technician at her father’s innovative independently owned community pharmacy. Dr. Adeoye-Olatunde’s research continues to advance health equity through investigating drivers of effective and equitable implementation and provision of community-based health services among populations disproportionately affected by health inequities. She applies theory-driven, implementation science, community-engaged and practice-based research approaches to her work.

Funded by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation, and the Indiana Department of Health, Dr. AdeoyeOlatunde works alongside communities and community-based organizations across the country and globally to co-create and evaluate approaches focused on addressing inequities in underresourced communities by meeting them right where they are at. These approaches are contextualized by the unique needs, values and culture of each community to improve public health and inform health policy. Dr. Adeoye-Olatunde is fervently committed to making real change in health service design, delivery, and policy to mitigate and eliminate health inequities. 

Her award-winning work in this space has been recognized locally and nationally, including the Bowl of Hygeia Award for her outstanding record of civic leadership in the communities she serves, selection as a NIH-National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar and a Purdue University Societal Impact Fellow Award for her demonstrated societal impact in the real world beyond academia. Her research has been featured in local and international media outlets, including the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) News and The Conversation.

Dr. Adeoye-Olatunde earned her PharmD from MCPHS University in 2016 before completing a PGY1 community-based residency at Kroger Pharmacy followed by a MS in Health Services, Outcome and Policy and a Community Practice Research Fellowship at Purdue University in 2020.