Diverse
team members vary in age, race/ethnicity, and health science backgrounds
$1.1 Million
in grant funds received
28
students supervised (doctoral, PharmD, undergrad, and international visiting scholars)
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Peers LEAD

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Peers EXCEL: Improving Diabetes Programs for Blacks in Wisconsin (Peers as Coaches in Medicine Use)

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Predictors of Changes in Medication Adherence Over Time among Black Patients with Diabetes: A Mixed Methods Study

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 Meritorious and Citation Award Winner for Abstract “Development of a Culturally Adapted Illness Perception Questionnaire for African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes” presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference. Team members: Olayinka Shiyanbola, Deepika Rao (graduate student), Sierra Kuehl and Menggi Zhang (PharmD students), and Daniel Bolt (collaborator)
  • 2019 Best Poster in Health Literacy Award for “Investigation of the Barriers and Facilitators of Medication Adherence among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes across health literacy levels”, presented at International Conference of Communication in Healthcare/Health Literacy Annual Research Conference. Team members: Olayinka Shiyanbola and Yen-Ming Huang (graduate student alum)
  • 2017 Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for the best paper published in Women’s Health Issues in for ‘Does Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence among Cardiovascular Disease Patients Vary by Gender? Evidence from a Nationally Representative Sample’ Team member: Olayinka Shiyanbola
  • 2016 Best Poster Presentation Prize Winner for “Refining prescription warning labels: patient and pharmacist perspectives” presented at the International Social Pharmacy Workshop Team members: Olayinka Shiyanbola and Yen-Ming Huang (graduate student alum)
2021 Lab Picture
As a highly collaborative team, we work with many groups at UW–Madison, other US and international universities, clinics, pharmacies, community partners, social service organizations, and community-academic networks.

Welcome

The Shiyanbola Research Group is a diverse team of creative minds passionate about patient-centered interdisciplinary research improving medication use and adherence, health literacy, and health equity.

In our welcoming environment, we conduct research that focuses on patient and community perspectives, stakeholder engagement, innovative scientific tools and methodologies, and improved health outcomes. We are a highly collaborative team, working with many other groups at UW–Madison, other US and international universities, clinics, pharmacies, community partners, social service organizations, and community-academic networks. Located at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy, a top research university, the Shiyanbola Research Group members are supported with research and academic resources, mentoring, and networking opportunities with leading researchers.

Our diverse team is mentored by Dr. Shiyanbola, who has advised doctoral students, visiting international scholars, pharmacy students, and undergraduates with successful career trajectories. Our lab members hold first-author publications, are recipients of competitive scholarships, and are winners of teaching, abstract, and research presentation awards. We invite you to learn more, explore the exciting research occurring in the Shiyanbola Research Group, and meet the talented members of the team who are making a difference in advancing knowledge that improves the health of various underserved patients and marginalized communities.