Yewande Oladeinde, Ph.D.

Dr. Yewande Oladeinde

Social and Behavioral Science Administrator (Program Official)
Division of Clinical and Health Services Research

Dr. Yewande Oladeinde is a Social and Behavioral Science Administrator (Program Official) in the Division of Clinical and Health Services Research at NIMHD. Her research focuses on understanding the role culture plays in shaping people’s perceptions of health and illness, and how it influences their choices and their behaviors, with a goal of implementing culturally and contextually appropriate interventions.

In addition, her research interests include patient and family engagement in clinical research, patient-centered outcomes research, maternal and child health, reproductive justice and birth equity. She has spent much of her academic career developing knowledge that delves deep into understanding human sexuality from a sociocultural perspective; specifically, as they relate to the health and well-being of sub-populations that have been traditionally marginalized as a result of age, socioeconomic status, gender, race, or ethnicity.

Prior to joining NIMHD, she worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a Social Science Research Analyst in the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality and in the Office of Communications. During her time at CMS, she managed the implementation of the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care (BFCC) Survey Center contract under which projects were conducted to equitably improve the experience of Medicare beneficiaries and their families in their use of the BFCC Quality Improvement Organization services.

In previous roles at CMS, she developed and managed research projects that sought to improve health literacy, communications and outreach efforts for the consumers served by CMS, in addition to writing contract solicitation packages and participating in grant and contract reviews.

Prior to CMS, she worked at the Food and Drug Administration on the patient-focused drug development program. Her research training has broadened her perspective on understanding patient-centered health-seeking behaviors from prevention to treatment, and this allows her to bring an integrated, interdisciplinary perspective to her work.

She received her Ph.D. in biobehavioral health with a focus on global health from Pennsylvania State University, and completed a health services research post-doctoral fellowship with a focus on patient-centered outcome research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She holds a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Level III certification.

Selected Publications

  • Sofolahan-Oladeinde, Y., Newhouse, R., Lavallee, D.C., Huang, J., & Mullins, C.D. (2017). Early Assessment of the 10-Step Patient Engagement Framework for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Studies: The first 3 steps. Journal of Family Practice, 34(3), 272-277.
  • Sofolahan-Oladeinde, Y.A., Conserve, D., Iwelunmor, J., Airhihenbuwa, C.O., & Gbadegesin, A. (2017). Role of Healthcare in Childbearing Decision-Making of Women Living with HIV/AIDS: Application of PEN-3 cultural model. Journal of Global Public Health, 12(6): 680-693.
  • Sofolahan-Oladeinde, Y.A., Mullins, C.D. & Baquet, C.R. (2015). Using Community-Based Participatory Research in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research to reduce Health Disparities in Under-represented Populations. Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, 4(5): 515-523.
  • Sofolahan-Oladeinde, Y.A., & Airhihenbuwa, C.O. (2014). “He doesn’t love me less, he loves me more”: Perceptions of Women Living with HIV/ AIDS (WLHA) of Partner Support in the Childbearing Decision Making. Health Care for Women International, 35(7-9): 937-5.3
  • Sofolahan, Y.A., & Airhihenbuwa, C.O. (2013). Cultural Expectations and Reproductive Desires: Experiences of South African women living with HIV/AIDS (WLHA). Health Care for Women International. 34(3-4): 263-280.
  • Mignano, J. L., Sofolahan-Oladeinde, Y., Hossain, M. B., Reitz, A., Polivka, J. H., Spencer, D. E., & Redfield, R. R. (2016). Preparing the Future: An interprofessional approach to prepare future health and service-delivery professionals to attain an AIDS-free generation. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 4, 1-8.

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