Ayomide Omotola joined the Recruitment and Retention support Unit September 2018. Her main role is supporting research studies with developing innovative recruitment and retention strategies. She is also involved with managing stakeholders and community engagement with the Integrating Under-represented Populations in Research (IUPR) team to bridge the gap between researchers and the community to improve population health and build trust.
Ayo earned her Master’s in Public health from Boston University with a concentration In ‘Design and conduct of public health research’ and a special focus on Maternal and Child health. She is an advocate for patient-centered research and dissemination of study results as an advocacy tool. She has experience working with different underserved populations locally and internationally. She worked as a program officer at Save the Children on a DFID funded malnutrition project, a program coordinator at Boston Medical Center where she managed a teen pregnancy intervention project funded by BPHC and as a data analyst at Boston University on a project aimed at improving birth outcomes in Zambia.