Shiyanbola Appointed to NASEM Roundtable on Health Literacy!

Congratulations to HELI 2014 alum Olayinka Shiyanbola, PhD, BPharm, on her recent appointment to serve as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy!

The Roundtable on Health Literacy, under the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, was established to foster dialogue and discussion to advance the field of health literacy and improve the translation of research findings to health care, education, and policy. The roundtable strives to enhance mutual understanding of health literacy among the health community and the general public, and to provide a mechanism that fosters collaboration among stakeholders. To accomplish its purpose, the roundtable brings together a multidisciplinary group of leaders from academia, industry, government, foundations and associations, and representatives of patient and consumer interests who have an interest and role in improving health literacy.

Over the next three years, Dr. Shiyanbola will meet with the national roundtable to advance the national dialogue about health literacy and how to move research findings into policy and practice. She is excited about the opportunity to discuss the intersection of health literacy and medication use on a national platform!

Dr. Shiyanbola is Assistant Professor in the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy Social and Administrative Sciences Division and an ICTR KL2 Scholar. Read more about her KL2 research project Development of a Culturally Appropriate Medication Adherence Intervention for African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes here.

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