The Holtz Center for Science and Technologies welcomed Professor Olufunmilola Abraham to its membership last fall. Professor Abraham describes the Center as “well-aligned” with her research in the School of Pharmacy. Her interdisciplinary research interests, allow her to collaborate with faculty and staff in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health as well as within the School of Education on Campus. These networking opportunities on Campus and from within the Holtz Center allow her to research innovative technologies to help improve medication use, patient safety, and health education. Her primary goal through her research is to improve medication use for vulnerable and under-served populations and communities – such as children, young adults, women and those living with serious, chronic health conditions.
Professor Abraham is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Pharmacy’s Social and Administrative Sciences Division. She joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty exactly one year ago (March 2018), but Professor Abraham has been in Madison for some time now. She received her MS and PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy at UW-Madison and a PhD minor in UW-Madison’s Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, focusing on human factors and ergonomics and patient safety. She received her BPharm Degree from the University of Lagos in Nigeria and practiced there as a hospital and community pharmacist.
Welcome to the Holtz Center, Professor Abraham!