Oluwafunke Kolawole

Oluwafunke Kolawole

Oluwafunke Kolawole is a first-year medical student at the City University of New York School of Medicine. As part of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, she graduated from CUNY The City College of New York with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and a minor in Economics. Her research interests include immigrant health, addiction research, digital therapeutics, and racial/ethnic health disparities among minority populations. She became interested in addiction research through her work as part of the CCNY chapter of Physician for Human Rights and becoming naloxone certified. Her additional interest in digital health arises from a desire to explore ways of increasing access to healthcare and information gathering for the underserved, minority populations. With the support of both TRACC-RU and Dartmouth College Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH), as well as the mentorship of Dr. Nick Jacobson, Oluwafunke is working to study digital interventions to monitor and address mental health risk factors of anxiety and depression. Oluwafunke hopes to engage in research that reaches people that often fall within gaps in the healthcare system. Oluwafunke is extremely excited to learn new skills and knowledge related to digital health, addiction, and translational research at TRACC-RU and Dartmouth CTBH.