J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Ohio State University
Ohio State University
Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice President
Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola is the Chief Health Equity Officer & Senior Vice President for Humana. She is responsible for creating and implementing a strategy to achieve health equity across all lines of business, including care delivery, giving all communities and groups of people a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Dr. Olayiwola leads cross-functional efforts for the organization’s journey toward more equitable care.
A longtime advocate for underserved communities, Dr. Olayiwola brings more than 20 years of experience in clinical, community and academic medicine, health technology leadership, public health and domestic and international health systems redesign to Humana. Her October 2020 Tedx Talk is a clarion call for health equity.
Prior to joining Humana, Dr. Olayiwola was the Chair & Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where she was also the Founding Director of the Center for Primary Care Innovation and Transformation and Co-Chair of the OSU Wexner Medical Center’s Anti-Racism Action Plan. She previously served as Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for RubiconMD, Director of the UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care, and Chief Medical Officer of Community Health Center, Inc., Connecticut’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center system. She continues to practice as a Board-certified family physician serving a largely medically underserved patient population.
Dr. Olayiwola was a Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard Medical School from 2004 to 2005. During this fellowship and leadership training, she received her master’s degree in public health with a concentration in health policy from the Harvard School of Public Health. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition/Pre-Medicine at the Ohio State University and her medical degree from the Ohio State University/ Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She completed her residency training in family medicine at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was a Chief Resident. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Family Physicians who Are Changing our World by FMEC and the Woman of the Year by the American Telemedicine Association. Dr. Olayiwola is married and has two school-aged children.