Head shot of Omolola Adeoye-Olatunde with the words "Darr-Chaney Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice."
Friday, March 1, 2024

Omolola Adeoye-Olatunde has been named the Darr-Chaney Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice. The professorship, established by the Chaney family, strengthens the relationship between the College of Pharmacy and Purdue’s Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering.

Adeoye-Olatunde also serves as the founder and director of the Health Equity Research (HER) Lab, which fosters community-engaged research for Purdue University's Center for Health Equity and Innovation (CHEqI)

Adeoye-Olatunde's research focuses on drivers of effective and equitable implementation and provision of community-based programs among populations disproportionately affected by health inequities. She works alongside communities and community-based organizations nationally and globally to co-create and evaluate strategies focused on addressing inequities in under-resourced communities by meeting them where they are.

Adeoye-Olatunde's award-winning work in this space has been recognized locally and nationally. She is a previous recipient of APhA Foundation's Bowl of Hygeia Award for her outstanding record of civic leadership in the communities she serves. She was also selected as an NIH-National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) - Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar and named a Purdue University Societal Impact Fellow for her demonstrated impact beyond academia. Adeoye-Olatunde received the 2022 AcademyHealth Alice S. Hersh Emerging Leader Award, and she was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 Minority Health Leader by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF).

The Darr-Chaney Assistant Professorship is a termed professorship of no less than three years and was established with matching funds from Regenstrief.