Univ. of Wisconsin Madison - School of Pharmacy
Harnessing the Power of Serious Games to Improve Medication Use
Olufunmilola Abraham is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) School of Pharmacy. Dr. Abraham is also a Fellow of the UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity and the UW Morgridge Center for Public Service. Dr. Abraham’s program of research is to improve medication use for vulnerable and underserved populations such as youth and people living with serious chronic health conditions. Dr. Abraham has over ten years of experience in conducting research to improve medication safety, pharmacy practice and quality of patient care. Her research focuses on development and dissemination of innovative interventions such as serious games to promote medication safety and adherence. Dr. Abraham uses human factors and system engineering concepts and techniques to characterize pharmacy practice and the medication use process. Currently, her research foci include: opioid medication safety, medication self-management in cystic fibrosis, and game-based learning. Dr. Abraham is the author of over 40 publications and has over 70 scientific presentations which include invited lectures, seminars, and conference presentations. She has been funded by the Community Pharmacy Foundation, AcademyHealth, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, UW Morgridge Center for Public Service, and the University of Pittsburgh Clinical Translational Science Institute.