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Carol Oladele, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor; Director of Research, Equity Research and Innovation Center (ERIC); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

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Carol Oladele, PhD, MPH



Dr. Oladele is Assistant Professor in the Section of General Internal Medicine and Director of Research at the Equity Research and Innovation Center, at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Oladele's research focuses on social determinants of cardiovascular health disparities, with specific focus on the role of nutrition, healthcare quality, food, and built environments. She has expertise in the development of dietary assessment methodologies for African descent populations. Her research aims to generate evidence to support health policies and interventions to improve cardiovascular outcomes among racial/ethnic and immigrant populations domestically and globally. Dr. Oladele’s current work examines the role of food insecurity and ultra-processed food on disparities in hypertension incidence and control.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of South Florida, Epidemiology (2011)
  • MPH
    University of South Florida, Health Education (2001)
  • BS
    Florida State University, Health Education (1998)


  • Food insecurity is associated with insomnia among men in the ECHORN Cohort
    Boston, MA, United States 2023
    American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions
  • Poster Moderator
    Boston, MA, United States 2023
    American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2023
  • Acculturation and dietary patterns among Jamaican immigrants in Florida
    Boston, MA, United States 2013
    American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
  • Acculturation and Risk Factors for Heart disease among Jamaican immigrants: Findings from the JAMUS Study
    South San Francisco, CA, United States 2013
    International Society on Hypertension in Blacks
  • Social class and heart disease mortality among African Americans
    Miami Beach, FL, United States 2002
    International Society on Hypertension in Blacks

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities ResearchNational Institutes of Health2021

Professional Service

Patient Centered Outcomes Research InstituteReviewer2023
National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review Reviewer2023
Frontiers in Public HealthReviewer2023
Commonwealth Bias in Health Care Advisory Panel, Commonwealth FundAdvisor2022 - 2023
News Channel 8 WTNHThe interview shed light on the challenges faced by Black communities, and generated awareness about the potential impact of long COVID. 2022
Scripps The interview shed light on factors that contributed to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities in America and the anticipated effect of long COVID on widening health disparities.2022

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