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

2011 American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Grants

May 2019ACTIVE
Community Health workers practice improvements – FY1819
FL DEPT OF HLTH ·
October 2018ACTIVE
Principles & Practices of Behavioral Research for Cancer Prevention and Control in West Africa: An Africa Behavioral Research Center Program
CRDF GLOBAL · Principal Investigator
September 2018ACTIVE
2/3 Florida-California Cancer Research, Education & Engagement (CaRE2) Health Equity Center
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI · Principal Investigator
April 2018ACTIVE
Prospective Comparative Study of Outcomes with Proton and Photon Radiation in Prostate Cancer
PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST ·
September 2017ACTIVE
Florida Cancer ReTOOL Program for Underrepresented Minority Students
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI · Principal Investigator
August 2017ACTIVE
Research Core Scope of Work (Phase I Contract)
FL STATE UNIV · Principal Investigator
July 2017 – September 2018
Medication Therapy Management Support Training Servcies
FL DEPT OF HLTH ·
May 2017 – August 2017
NGS of archived FFPE Tissue from men of African descent
LEIDOS · Principal Investigator
February 2017ACTIVE
A patient-centered intervention using virtual technology to reduce colorectal cancer disparities in primary care
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI ·
October 2016 – December 2017
SMDEP-Florida's roadmap to a diverse health workforce
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION ·
September 2016 – December 2016
NGS of archived FFPE Tissue from men of African descent
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI · Principal Investigator
September 2016 – June 2017
Community Health workers practice improvements – FY1617
FL DEPT OF HLTH ·
September 2016 – August 2017
SCIENCE OF GLOBAL PROSTATE CANCER DISPARITIES
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI · Principal Investigator
October 2015ACTIVE
miscellaneous donors
MISCELLANEOUS DONORS · Principal Investigator
September 2015ACTIVE
lmpact of a Minority Prostate Cancer {MiCaP} Research Digest in Translating Scientific Discovery into Public Health and Community Applications
US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION · Principal Investigator
July 2015 – June 2016
Community Health workers practice improvements
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Principal Investigator
September 2014 – August 2019
Florida Minority Cancer Research and Training Center: Feasibility Studies
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI · Principal Investigator
September 2014 – May 2016
Florida Health Equity Research Institute (HERI) Phase 1
FL STATE UNIV · Principal Investigator
August 2014 – August 2016
The Florida Prostate Cancer Research Training Opp ReTOOL
US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION · Principal Investigator
June 2014 – December 2017
OneFlorida Cancer Control Network
FL DEPT OF HLTH BIOMED RES PGM/J&E KING ·
September 2013 – January 2018
Development of a Model of Prostate Cancer and Survivorship for Black Men: A Grounded Theory Study of Ethnically-diverse Black Men
US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION · Principal Investigator
April 2010 – March 2018
Prostate cancer research at UFSCC
UF FOU · Project Manager

Education

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