Dr. Olufunmilola Abraham is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) School of Pharmacy, Social and Administrative Sciences Division. She is a NIH/UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) KL2 Scholar Dr. Abraham is also a Fellow of the UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity and the UW Morgridge Center for Public Service. She received her BPharm Degree from University of Lagos, Nigeria, and practiced as a hospital and community pharmacist in Nigeria. Dr. Abraham received her MS and PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the UW School of Pharmacy. She also received a PhD minor in Industrial and Systems Engineering from UW, focused on human factors and ergonomics and a graduate certification in patient safety.
Prior to becoming a faculty member at UW, Dr. Abraham served as a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine (Departments of Pediatrics, Biomedical Informatics), Health Policy Institute, Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing (CP3), and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Dr. Abraham’s research goal is to improve medication use for vulnerable and underserved populations such as children, young adults, women, and people living with serious chronic health conditions. Dr. Abraham has over ten years of experience in conducting research to improve pharmacy practice and quality of patient care. Her research focuses on development and dissemination of innovative interventions such as serious games to promote medication safety and adherence. Dr. Abraham uses human factors and system engineering concepts and techniques to characterize pharmacy practice and the medication use process. Currently, her research foci include: opioid medication safety, medication self-management in cystic fibrosis, and game-based learning. Dr. Abraham is the author of over 40 publications and has over 70 scientific presentations which include invited lectures, seminars, and conference presentations. She has been funded by the Community Pharmacy Foundation, AcademyHealth, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, UW Morgridge Center for Public Service, and the University of Pittsburgh Clinical Translational Science Institute.