Omolayo Umaru, PharmD, MS

PhD Student, Social and Administrative Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy
Omolayo 'Eve-Lynn' Umaru



PhD Student, Social and Administrative Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy


Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin-City, Nigeria

Master of Science (Clinical Pharmacy), University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Bachelor of Pharmacy, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

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Omolayo Umaru is currently pursuing a PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy. She received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the Ahmadu Bello University; her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Benin, and her Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Ibadan – all in Nigeria. She is a Fellow (by exam) of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists, where she completed a residency in Endocrinology; and has recently served as a preceptor for a graduate student of the College.

Omolayo has many years of experience in patient-care, embracing both community and hospital pharmacy practice. Prior to attending the University of Minnesota, she was a Principal Pharmacist at the University of Ibadan Health Services Dept. (Jaja Clinic). She has held several leadership and administrative positions at both institutional and State-levels, and has received recognitions and awards in the course of her professional assignments.

Research Summary

Her research interests include - Pharmaceutical Health Services & Outcomes Research, Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Evaluation (including patients’ perspectives and experiences with chronic-disease medication-use, and adherence issues) using mixed-method research; exploring medication-use patterns & socio-cultural influences on CAM-use among vulnerable populations (with specific interests in immigrant populations); and more recently, pharmaceutical health policy.


Teaching Assistant, Pharmacy Learning Collaborative (PLC)

Courses: PHAR 4202W / PHAR 5202: Drugs and the US Health-Care System (Fall 2022)