Olihe Okoro

Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy
Duluth

Award Year
2021
University Award
McKnight Presidential Fellow Award
Research Title
Addressing structural inequities to eliminate health disparities

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Olihe Okoro is a community-engaged scholar whose research efforts aim to investigate and address structural inequities that drive health disparities. Dr. Okoro’s work is unique in that it seeks to understand the intersections of social determinants of health with race/ethnicity and sociocultural context, and the implications for health care and health outcomes. Her work continues to inform interventions to improve health outcomes in Black communities. Dr. Okoro is currently working with the African heritage community to address COVID-19 disparities and using findings from a community needs assessment to address long-standing inequities associated with disparities in health care and health outcomes.