Oyindamola Osibanjo
Faculty advisor: 
Dissertation / thesis / project title and brief summary: 

"Understanding the influence of perceived usefulness of evidence based interventions and employee morale on the relationship between participatory internal communication and program fidelity." This study examined the influence of patterns of PIC within the problem-solving context on program fidelity in Departments of Public Health (DPHs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) implementing an evidence-based HIV program (i.e., RESPECT). The study suggests an association between the patterns of participatory communication and program fidelity–delivery of evidence-based programs. Agencies that encouraged participatory communication within the organization, specifically in the implementation problem-solving context, consistently evidenced high program fidelity.

Professional / academic / life plans after graduation: 

Advancing my career and seeking opportunities to apply my expertise as a pharmacist and research experience in public health.

Favorite memory of being a graduate student at Oregon State: 

Defending my dissertation because it showed me that nothing is impossible with hard work and trust in God

Impactful faculty mentorship: 

My advisor, Joe Catania, challenged me and helped me develop a resilient mind - the ability to see opportunities even in difficult situations. I am grateful for his support throughout my PhD program.