Folakemi Odedina

Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D.

Professor

Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
Business Phone: (407) 313-7022
Business Email: fodedina@cop.ufl.edu

About Folakemi Odedina

Folakemi Odedina works on the development of a predictive behavioral model of prostate cancer disparities among Black men and the implementation of cost-effective, community-based intervention programs in minority and underserved communities.

Odedina’s research program focuses on the predictors of health disparities and cost-effective, community-based behavioral interventions to improve the health of Black men. She has directed more than 20 research projects, including: (1) the Florida A&M University Center for Minority Prostate Cancer Training and Research (CMPC), which comprises a trans-disciplinary team of clinical, behavioral and basic scientists; and (2) a landmark Department of Defense prostate cancer research project which accrued over 3,000 Black men in Florida. Her initiatives include the Men’s Health Initiative and the Black Men’s Health Consortium in Florida.

Odedina’s research traverses across the world with an international consortium group in Africa, Caribbean Islands, Europe and the United States. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the 1st American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy/ Association of Black Health-System Pharmacists Leadership Award for Health Disparities (2009); American Association for Cancer Research – MSI Faculty Award in Cancer Research (2007, 2002, 1998); US Fulbright Scholar award (2006 – 2007); Role Model Award Citation by Minority Access Inc (2005); and Association of Black Health-system Pharmacists Research and Publication Achievement Award (2004). She is also noted in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering publications. Odedina currently serves on several international, national and state initiatives for cancer.

Research Profile

Research Interests: Health Behavior, Health Outcomes, Health Disparities, Prostate cancer prevention and detection, Cultural Competency

Publications

2021
The Florida Pancreas Collaborative Next-Generation Biobank: Infrastructure to Reduce Disparities and Improve Survival for a Diverse Cohort of Patients with Pancreatic Cancer.
Cancers. 13(4) [DOI] 10.3390/cancers13040809. [PMID] 33671939.
2020
Developing a Novel Framework for an Undergraduate Cancer Research Education and Engagement Program for Underrepresented Minority Students: the Florida-California CaRE2 Research Education Core (REC) Training Program.
Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education. [DOI] 10.1007/s13187-020-01762-w. [PMID] 32430639.
2020
Development of a Minority Prostate Cancer Research Digest: Communication Strategy Statement for Black Men.
Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education. [DOI] 10.1007/s13187-020-01815-0. [PMID] 32638289.
2020
Oncology Clinical Trials in Africa: Emerging and Operational Issues.
JCO global oncology. 6:929-931 [DOI] 10.1200/GO.20.00233. [PMID] 32614726.
2020
Operational Strategies for Clinical Trials in Africa.
JCO global oncology. 6:973-982 [DOI] 10.1200/JGO.19.00204. [PMID] 32614727.
2020
Opportunities and responsibilities for pharmacists to improve their effectiveness in addressing medication adherence through culturally sensitive collaborations with community health workers.
Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA. 60(4):e25-e30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.japh.2020.02.023. [PMID] 32217086.
2020
Purchasing Drugs Abroad Among U.S. Cancer Survivors: Analysis of the National Health Interview Survey, 2011-2018.
American journal of preventive medicine. [DOI] 10.1016/j.amepre.2020.10.017. [PMID] 33358718.
2019
Increasing the Representation of Minority Students in the Biomedical Workforce: the ReTOOL Program.
Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education. 34(3):577-583 [DOI] 10.1007/s13187-018-1344-6. [PMID] 29542061.
2019
Pathology Services in Nigeria: Cross-Sectional Survey Results From Three Cancer Consortia.
Journal of global oncology. 5:1-9 [DOI] 10.1200/JGO.19.00138. [PMID] 31479341.
2019
SWOT Analysis of Oncology Clinical Trials in Africa: A Town Hall Report From the Global Congress on Oncology Clinical Trials in Blacks.
Journal of global oncology. 5:1-7 [DOI] 10.1200/JGO.19.00199. [PMID] 31809225.
2019
The Role and Influence of Prostate Cancer Caregivers Across the Care Continuum.
Health promotion practice. 20(3):436-444 [DOI] 10.1177/1524839918764667. [PMID] 29597874.
2018
Choosing Channels, Sources, and Content for Communicating Prostate Cancer Information to Black Men: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
American journal of men's health. 12(5):1728-1745 [DOI] 10.1177/1557988318786669. [PMID] 30045654.
2018
Mitochondrial biology and prostate cancer ethnic disparity.
Carcinogenesis. 39(11):1311-1319 [DOI] 10.1093/carcin/bgy133. [PMID] 30304372.
2018
Pancreatic Cancer Related Health Disparities: A Commentary.
Cancers. 10(7) [DOI] 10.3390/cancers10070235. [PMID] 30021952.
2018
Prostate Cancer Screening Perception, Beliefs, and Practices Among Men in Bamenda, Cameroon.
American journal of men's health. 12(5):1463-1472 [DOI] 10.1177/1557988318768596. [PMID] 29658388.
2017
Beliefs Regarding Prostate Cancer Screening Among Black Males Aged 18 to 40 Years.
American journal of men's health. 11(1):41-53 [DOI] 10.1177/1557988316637879. [PMID] 26993999.
2017
Erratum to: Determinants of Prostate Cancer Screening Intentions of Young Black Men Aged 18 to 40 Years.
Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities. 4(5) [DOI] 10.1007/s40615-017-0338-0. [PMID] 28130747.
2017
HIV Treatment in African American Women-Care That Makes a Difference.
Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities. 4(3):376-384 [DOI] 10.1007/s40615-016-0238-8. [PMID] 27129853.
2017
Knowledge of Prostate Cancer and Screening Among Young Multiethnic Black Men.
American journal of men's health. 11(4):1008-1018 [DOI] 10.1177/1557988316689497. [PMID] 28139152.
2017
Point of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Experiences and Needs of Black Men: the Florida Capcas Study
Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology. 15(1):10-19 [DOI] 10.12788/jcso.0323.
2017
Prostate Cancer Knowledge, Prevention, and Screening Behaviors in Jamaican Men.
Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education. 32(2):352-356 [DOI] 10.1007/s13187-016-0991-8. [PMID] 26842816.
2016
Closing the Cancer Divide Through Ubuntu: Information and Communication Technology-Powered Models for Global Radiation Oncology.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 94(3):440-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.10.063. [PMID] 26867873.
2016
Improving medication adherence in African-American women living with HIV/AIDS: Leveraging the provider role and peer involvement.
AIDS care. 28(2):179-85 [DOI] 10.1080/09540121.2015.1071771. [PMID] 26278429.
2015
Determining the Sufficiency of Cultural Competence Instruction in Pharmacy School Curriculum.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 79(4) [DOI] 10.5688/ajpe79450. [PMID] 26089559.
2015
Potential for information and communication technologies to catalyze global collaborations in radiation oncology.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 91(2):444-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2014.10.031. [PMID] 25636767.
2015
Racial Differences in Age-Related Variations of Testosterone Levels Among US Males: Potential Implications for Prostate Cancer and Personalized Medication.
Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities. 2(1):69-76 [DOI] 10.1007/s40615-014-0049-8. [PMID] 26863244.
2014
Building capacity for sustainable research programmes for cancer in Africa.
Nature reviews. Clinical oncology. 11(5):251-9 [DOI] 10.1038/nrclinonc.2014.37. [PMID] 24614139.
2014
Development and Assessment of An Evidence-Based Prostate Cancer Intervention Program for Black Men: the Word On Prostate Cancer Video
Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 10(9, SI)
2014
Development and assessment of an evidence-based prostate cancer intervention programme for black men: the W.O.R.D. on prostate cancer video.
Ecancermedicalscience. 8 [DOI] 10.3332/ecancer.2014.460. [PMID] 25228916.
2014
Perceptions of prostate cancer fatalism and screening behavior between United States-born and Caribbean-born Black males.
Journal of immigrant and minority health. 16(3):394-400 [DOI] 10.1007/s10903-013-9825-5. [PMID] 23576029.
2014
Utilizing spatial statistics to identify cancer hot spots: a surveillance strategy to inform community-engaged outreach efforts.
International journal of health geographics. 13 [DOI] 10.1186/1476-072X-13-39. [PMID] 25304037.
2013
Advocacy resource: engaging the media and promoting your cancer program in Africa.
Infectious agents and cancer. 8 Suppl 1 [DOI] 10.1186/1750-9378-8-S1-S5. [PMID] 23902643.
2013
Cancer Advocacy in Africa: case studies of innovative practices.
Infectious agents and cancer. 8 Suppl 1 [DOI] 10.1186/1750-9378-8-S1-S7. [PMID] 23902662.
2013
Cancer in Africa: supporting advocates to stop the runaway train.
Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology. 24(4):855-6 [DOI] 10.1093/annonc/mdt062. [PMID] 23515401.
2013
Challenges and opportunities in cancer control in Africa: a perspective from the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer.
The Lancet. Oncology. 14(4):e142-51 [DOI] 10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70482-5. [PMID] 23561745.
2013
Proceedings of the international workshop on cancer advocacy for african countries.
Infectious agents and cancer. 8 Suppl 1 [DOI] 10.1186/1750-9378-8-S1-S1. [PMID] 23902950.
2013
Setting the stage for Cancer Advocacy in Africa: how?
Infectious agents and cancer. 8 Suppl 1 [DOI] 10.1186/1750-9378-8-S1-S6. [PMID] 23902653.
2013
The African cancer advocacy consortium: shaping the path for advocacy in Africa.
Infectious agents and cancer. 8 Suppl 1 [DOI] 10.1186/1750-9378-8-S1-S8. [PMID] 23902674.
2012
Clinical cultural competency and knowledge of health disparities among pharmacy students.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 76(3) [DOI] 10.5688/ajpe76340. [PMID] 22544957.
2011
Detecting gene-gene interactions in prostate disease in African American men.
Infectious agents and cancer. 6 Suppl 2 [DOI] 10.1186/1750-9378-6-S2-S1. [PMID] 21992608.
2011
Disability in cultural competency pharmacy education.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 75(2) [PMID] 21519416.
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2011
Modifiable prostate cancer risk reduction and early detection behaviors in black men.
American journal of health behavior. 35(4):470-84 [PMID] 22040593.
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2011
Proceedings of the 1st biennial science of global prostate cancer disparities in black men.
Infectious agents and cancer. 6 Suppl 2 [DOI] 10.1186/1750-9378-6-S2-I1. [PMID] 21992588.
2011
Prostate cancer health and cultural beliefs of black men: The Florida Prostate Cancer Disparity Project.
Infectious agents and cancer. 6 Suppl 2 [DOI] 10.1186/1750-9378-6-S2-S10. [PMID] 21992652.
2011
Within-group differences between native-born and foreign-born Black men on prostate cancer risk reduction and early detection practices.
Journal of immigrant and minority health. 13(6):996-1004 [DOI] 10.1007/s10903-011-9471-8. [PMID] 21547350.
2010
Knowledge and attitudes towards cervical cancer and human papillomavirus: a Nigerian pilot study.
African journal of reproductive health. 14(1):95-108 [PMID] 20695142.
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2009
Comparing dietary and other lifestyle factors among immigrant Nigerian men living in the US and indigenous men from Nigeria: potential implications for prostate cancer risk reduction.
Journal of immigrant and minority health. 11(5):391-9 [DOI] 10.1007/s10903-009-9231-1. [PMID] 19225888.
2009
Microarray comparison of prostate tumor gene expression in African-American and Caucasian American males: a pilot project study.
Infectious agents and cancer. 4 Suppl 1 [DOI] 10.1186/1750-9378-4-S1-S3. [PMID] 19208208.
2009
Prostate cancer cognitive-behavioral factors in a West African population.
Journal of immigrant and minority health. 11(4):258-67 [DOI] 10.1007/s10903-008-9212-9. [PMID] 19051034.
2009
Prostate cancer disparities in Black men of African descent: a comparative literature review of prostate cancer burden among Black men in the United States, Caribbean, United Kingdom, and West Africa.
Infectious agents and cancer. 4 Suppl 1 [DOI] 10.1186/1750-9378-4-S1-S2. [PMID] 19208207.
2008
Personal factors affecting African-American men’s prostate cancer screening behavior.
Journal of the National Medical Association. 100(6):724-33 [PMID] 18595577.
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2008
Pharmacists as health educators and risk communicators in the early detection of prostate cancer.
Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP. 4(1):59-66 [DOI] 10.1016/j.sapharm.2007.03.001. [PMID] 18342823.
2007
African-Caribbean cancer consortium for the study of viral, genetic and environmental cancer risk factors.
Infectious agents and cancer. 2 [PMID] 17892589.
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2006
Roots of prostate cancer in African-American men.
Journal of the National Medical Association. 98(4):539-43 [PMID] 16623066.
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2002
Use of pharmacoeconomic data in making hospital formulary decisions.
American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 59(15):1441-4 [PMID] 12166044.
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2000
Assessing managed care’s role in promoting preventive care.
Journal of community health. 25(3):225-40 [PMID] 10868816.
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1997
The Pharmacists’ Implementation of Pharmaceutical Care (PIPC) model.
Pharmaceutical research. 14(2):135-44 [PMID] 9090699.
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1996
Behavioral pharmaceutical care scale for measuring pharmacists’ activities.
American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 53(8):855-65 [PMID] 8728382.
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Grants

Oct 2020 ACTIVE
ABeR Training Program: Training in Behavioral Intervention Trial for Cancer Prevention and Control in West Africa
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CRDF GLOBAL via NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Sep 2020 ACTIVE
The 6th Biennial Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities in Black Men of African Ancestry
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Odednia – Community-Engagement Research Alliance Against COVID-19 in Disproportionately Affected Communities – Subcontract
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF MIAMI via NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Prostate Cancer Transatlantic Consortium (CaPTC) CPTAC Tissue Source Sites
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: LEIDOS via NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
May 2019 ACTIVE
Community Health workers practice improvements – FY1819
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Oct 2018 – Oct 2019
Principles & Practices of Behavioral Research for Cancer Prevention and Control in West Africa: An Africa Behavioral Research Center Program
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CRDF GLOBAL via US DEPT OF AG
Sep 2018 ACTIVE
2/3 Florida-California Cancer Research, Education & Engagement (CaRE2) Health Equity Center
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Apr 2018 ACTIVE
Prospective Comparative Study of Outcomes with Proton and Photon Radiation in Prostate Cancer
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST
Sep 2017 ACTIVE
Florida Cancer ReTOOL Program for Underrepresented Minority Students
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Aug 2017 – Dec 2019
Research Core Scope of Work (Phase I Contract)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL STATE UNIV via FL LEGISLATURE
Jul 2017 – Sep 2018
Medication Therapy Management Support Training Servcies
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
May 2017 – Aug 2017
NGS of archived FFPE Tissue from men of African descent
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: LEIDOS via NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Feb 2017 ACTIVE
A patient-centered intervention using virtual technology to reduce colorectal cancer disparities in primary care
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Oct 2016 – Dec 2017
SMDEP-Florida's roadmap to a diverse health workforce
Role: Other
Funding: ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
Sep 2016 – Dec 2016
NGS of archived FFPE Tissue from men of African descent
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Sep 2016 – Aug 2017
SCIENCE OF GLOBAL PROSTATE CANCER DISPARITIES
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Sep 2016 – Jun 2017
Community Health workers practice improvements – FY1617
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH
Oct 2015 – Jan 2020
miscellaneous donors
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MISCELLANEOUS DONORS
Sep 2015 ACTIVE
lmpact of a Minority Prostate Cancer {MiCaP} Research Digest in Translating Scientific Discovery into Public Health and Community Applications
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016
Community Health workers practice improvements
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Sep 2014 – Aug 2019
Florida Minority Cancer Research and Training Center: Feasibility Studies
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Sep 2014 – May 2016
Florida Health Equity Research Institute (HERI) Phase 1
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL STATE UNIV
Aug 2014 – Aug 2016
The Florida Prostate Cancer Research Training Opportunities for Outstanding Leaders (ReTOOL) Program: Creating Opportunities for Minority HBCU Students
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION
Jun 2014 – Dec 2017
OneFlorida Cancer Control Network
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH BIOMED RES PGM/J&E KING
Sep 2013 – Jan 2018
Development of a Model of Prostate Cancer and Survivorship for Black Men: A Grounded Theory Study of Ethnically-diverse Black Men
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION
Apr 2010 – Mar 2018
Prostate cancer research at UFSCC
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF FOU

Education

Ph.D.
1994 · University of Florida
B.S.
1986 · University of Ife

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2010-2012,2015-2021,2017-2021,2020-2021
PHA6935 Selected Topics in Pharmacy
2014-2015,2020-2021
PHA6910 Supervised Research
2020-2021
PHA6938 Research Seminar
2020-2021
PHA6051 Principles of Community Engagement Research for Health Equity
2015-2017
PHA5007 Pharm and Pop Health
2017
NGR7979 Advanced Research
2014-2015,2017
PHA7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2015
PHA6936 Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences
2014-2015
PHA7979 Advanced Research
2015
PHA6937 Topics in Pharmaceutical Administration
2015
PHA6279 Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Seminar
2015
PHA4914 Undergraduate Research in Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
2011-2015
PHA6266 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy II
2014-2015
PHA5726 Disparities Med Use
2011,2013
PHA6633 Mtm: Cardiovascular
2012
PHA5629 Foundat Pharm Care
2011-2012
PHA6265 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy I
2010
PHA5901 Res Ph Outcome and Plcy

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(407) 313-7022
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