Omolara is a healthcare social entrepreneur, board-certified pediatrician, community health equity consultant, career transition & business coach, public health researcher & health justice advocate.
She has been a practicing pediatrician for the past 14 years in the United States and internationally in several countries across Latin America, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Her perspective on delivering pediatric care is globally-informed, innovative and unconventional- healthcare can be effectively delivered in non-healthcare settings in the community. It must consider the child and the disease, the parents, the household, and the larger community.
Omolara co-founded Strong Children Wellness, a multi-award-winning healthcare practice network in NYC, providing integrated physical, mental, and social health services for low-income communities of color. She has served as faculty at Columbia University Medical Center and Cohen Children’s Medical Center, conducting research and training resident physicians in community-engaged pediatrics, social determinants of health and care of global/immigrant populations.
She received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She completed residency training in the Harvard and Boston University-affiliated Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. She received her MPH and completed fellowship training in health services research at Columbia.