Research Assistant, The Disparities Solutions Center
Temi Olafunmiloye is a Research Assistant at the Disparities Solutions Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Health Equity Studies from Ursinus College. Previously, Temi worked as a Research Assistant to the Ursinus College Health Across the Lifespan (HEAL) Lab, where she focused on the health impact of race-related experiences of people of color across the lifespan. Her work was dedicated to understanding the challenges and strengths important for the health of the black community through research and community engagement. She has conducted independent research focused on examining the physical and social barriers to receiving healthcare in the Black community and the ways in which members of the Black community maintain their health despite these barriers. In 2018, Temi was invited to present her independent research at the 75th annual scientific meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society conference entitled “Optimizing Health and Resilience in a Changing World.” She has also worked as an intern at Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM), a clinic that provides medical care, dental care, and health education to those in Chester County that lack access to insurance. Temi aims to advance health equity by taking an analytical approach to research in order to create a sustainable impact in health advocacy and policy change.