As a family physician and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I specialize in comprehensive care of patients from birth through geriatrics. I have a particular interest in providing care to patients who are underserved or marginalized, which includes refugees and asylees from all over the world. I’m an international advocate for women’s health, adolescent health, minority health, prevention of illnesses for people across the lifespan and addressing the social determinants of health. I believe that health care is a right for all and not a privilege. I love to help patients feel better and understand how to take care of their illnesses or achieve wellness.
I’m also a health services researcher. My research interests are in applications of technology to increase access to care for underserved and disenfranchised populations, health systems reform, practice transformation, health information technology, primary care redesign, social determinants of health, health disparities and equity, primary care-social care partnerships, physician burnout, patient satisfaction and experience, maternal-child health, and minority, refugee and immigrant health. I have provided leadership in countries all over the world in health systems strengthening, technology-enhanced care, health policy and primary care restructuring. I also lead national efforts to empower and professionally develop minority women professionals across the country. I have published a number of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and four books. Many of my contributions have been critical in health services delivery or physician experience.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, playing with my children, running, gardening and traveling.
- Serve on the boards of numerous national and international organizations, including Primary Care Progress, We Care Solar and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care
- Fellow of the American Board of Family Medicine
- Recipient of the 2019 Woman of the Year Award from the American Telemedicine Association
- Recipient of the 2019 Public Health Innovator Award from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Additional Languages I Speak
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Health Promotion
- Family Practice
- Hospital Administration
- Primary Care
Education and Training
Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
8/1/1997 - 6/30/2001
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
7/1/2001 - 6/30/2004
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2005
American Board of Family Medicine
Consulting and Related Relationships
At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.
As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Olayiwola has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.
- Primary Care Progress
- The Robert Graham Center