J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH
Health systems transformation, innovation and health equity leadership
Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola (DrNwando) is a world-renowned family physician and health equity leader, with expertise in healthcare transformation, technology and innovation, and health disparities improvement.
Achieving health equity through innovation and transformation
Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to fair, high quality and equitable health and health care, no matter their background. To achieve this, she has committed her career to health system reform, practice transformation, primary care redesign and leveraging technology and other innovations to mitigate health disparities.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dr. Nwando’s first book, Half Woman, with its re-release, featuring a brand new cover design!
Dive into the touching story of Amechi, a young Nigerian girl on a journey of self-discovery as she matures into womanhood, living in pre-colonial Southwestern Nigeria.
The book is now available for purchase via paperback or Kindle e-book on Amazon!
AMWP & Consulting services
Dr. Olayiwola is the founder of the Minority Women Professionals are MVPs Conference Series and professional development programs, organizing and cultivating women of diverse backgrounds at various stages of their professional careers.
Books and Publications
DrNwando is also an avid reader and enjoys writing fiction and non-fiction. She has written 4 books and countless poems, short stories and scientific articles. DrNwando is a proud wife and mother of two children, whom she enjoys nurturing to their full potential.
DrNwando speaks widely on a variety of topics, including women’s issues, leadership, racism, sexism, Minority women, primary care, systems redesign, systems transformation, health equity health disparities, health technology and more.
Nationally and internationally recognized leader
DrNwando has been recognized at the national and international level for her work and efforts to educate, advocate, and provide healthcare to those in need. She was named Woman of the Year by the American Telemedicine Association in 2019, and received the Public Health Innovator Award from Harvard School of Public Health in 2019, as well as being named one of America’s Top Family Doctors from 2007-2020 by the Consumers Research Council of America.
A woman physician and leader bridging healthcare, social justice, empowerment and innovation
DrNwando has been a tireless advocate for the healthcare of underserved populations, women and girls as well community and social determinants of health, innovations in technology and the intersection of social justice and health care.