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Oladunni Oluwoye, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Community and Behavioral Health


  • PhD in Health Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • MS in Clinical Psychology, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL
  • BS in Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Postgraduate Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), Washington State University, Spokane, WA


For the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine she facilitates Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) components for 1st year medical students and is a member of the Scholarly Projects Committee.


  • 2021-2023 Fellow, Implementation Research Institute
  • 2021 Scholar, Mixed Methods Training Program for the Health Sciences Scholar, John Hopkins University
  • 2019 LEAD Scholar, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2018 Mechanism of Behavior Change Travel Award, Research Society on Alcoholism
  • 2017 Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • 2017 Judge Travel Award, Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
  • 2016 21st Century Scholar, Society of Public Health Educators
  • 2016 Exemplary Scholarship Award in Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Cincinnati

Selected Research

Heany AM, Oluwoye O, Cruz R, Iheanacho T, Jackson AB, Fisher S, O’Malley S. Drug and alcohol treatment utilization and barriers among Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian, and White adults: Findings from NESARC-III. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. In Press. PMID: In Process. PMCID: In Process.

Oluwoye O, Amiri S, Kordas GG, Fraser ER, Stokes BI*, Daughtry RL, Langton J, McDonell MG. Geographic disparities in access to specialty care programs for early psychosis in Washington State. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 2021. PMID: 33877475. PMCID: In Process.

Oluwoye O, Fraser E. Barriers and facilitators that influence providers’ abilities to educate, monitor, and treat substance use in first-episode psychosis programs using the theoretical domains framework. Qualitative Health Research. 2021; 31(6): 1144-1154. PMID: 33593155.

Oluwoye O, Kriegel L, Alcover KC, Hirchak K, Amiri S. Racial and ethnic differences in alcohol, opioid, and co-use related deaths in Washington State from 2011 to 2017. Addictive Behavior Reports. 2020;12:100316. PMID:33364324.

Oluwoye O, Dyck DG, McPherson SM, Lewis-Fernández R, Compton M, McDonell MG, Cabassa LJ Developing and implementing a culturally informed FAmily Motivational Engagement Strategy (FAMES) to increase family engagement in first episode psychosis programs: Mixed methods pilot study protocol. BMJ Open. 2020; 10(8)e036907. PMID: 32847910.

Oluwoye O, Kriegel L, Alcover KC, Compton MT, Cabassa LJ, McDonell MG. The impact of early family contact on quality of life among non-Hispanic Blacks and Whites in the RAISE-ETP trial. Schizophrenia Research. 2020; 216, 523-525. PMID: 31902559

Oluwoye O, Kriegel L, Alcover KC, McPherson S, McDonell MG, Roll JM. The dissemination and implementation of contingency management for substance use disorders: A systematic review. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 2019. PMID:31259569.

Alcover KC, Oluwoye O, Kriegel L, McPherson S, McDonell MG. Impact of first episode psychosis treatment on heavy cannabis use: Secondary analysis on RAISE-ETP study. Schizophrenia Research. 2019; 211: 86-87. PMID: 31378555

Oluwoye O, Monroe-DeVita M, Burduli E, Chwastiak L, McPherson S, McClellan JM, McDonell MG. The impact of tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use in patients with first episode psychosis: Data from the national RAISE-ETP study. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 2019; 13(1), 142-146. PMID: 29356438.

Oluwoye O, Stiles B, Monroe-DeVita M, Chwastiak L, McClellan JM, Dyck D, Cabassa LJ, McDonell MG. Racial differences in first-episode psychosis treatment outcomes from the RAISE-ETP study. Psychiatric Services. 2018; 69(11), 1138-1145.

Merianos AL, Swoboda C, Oluwoye OA, Unger J, Gilreath T. Depression and alcohol use in a national sample of Hispanic adolescents. Substance Use and Misuse. 2018; 53(5): 716-723.

Additional Information

Dr. Oluwoye is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health and Co-Director of the Washington State Center for Excellence in Early Psychosis. She is also a faculty member in the Promoting Research Initiatives in Substance Use and Mental Health (PRISM) Collaborative.

Dr. Oluwoye research interests have focused on increasing racial health equity in addiction and mental health treatment, with an emphasis on improving access to treatment and treatment delivery in community-based settings. As a health services researcher her work seeks to improve the pathway to mental health services for racially and ethnically diverse families and early intervention programs for psychosis. Much of this work is guided by the use of frameworks centered on culturally informed intervention development or adaptation combined with implementation science methodologies. One of her most recent projects, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (K01MH117457), addresses family engagement in coordinated specialty care programs for first-episode psychosis by developing and testing a culturally-informed family engagement strategy.

Dr. Oluwoye is a certified health education specialist and has extensive experience in the prevention of substance use among racially and ethnically diverse groups, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, mixed-methods research, and program development and evaluation.