Jacqueline Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Jacqueline Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP


Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Primary Care and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, CA

Dr. Nwando Olayiwola is a family physician, the Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Primary Care and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of California, San Francisco. Recruited for this position given her expertise, her role is to support the Center in achieving strategic objectives around primary care transformation and systems redesign regionally, nationally and internationally.  Prior to this, Dr. Olayiwola served as the Chief Medical Officer of the largest Federally Qualified Health Center system in Connecticut, Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI), where she developed expertise in medical administration, translational and implementation research, professional development, systems based and quality improvement and practice transformation of twelve primary care practices into Patient-Centered Medical Homes.  Her work led to CHCI being one of the first organizations in the United States to receive both the NCQA Level 3 PCMH and Joint Commission PCMH Recognitions. She has been a leader in harnessing technology to increase access to care for underserved and disenfranchised populations and is an expert in the areas of health systems reform, practice transformation, health information technology and primary care redesign.

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 as a Presidential Scholar. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition/Pre-Medicine at the Ohio State University, Summa Cum Laude and With Distinction, 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. In 2013, she was inducted into the American College of Physician Executives after completing the Certified Physician Executive program in 2012.

Since 2007, Dr. Olayiwola has been named one of America’s Top Family Doctors by the Consumers Research Council of America annually. She received the Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award from the American Medical Association in March 2005 and was honored as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in October 2007. In October 2008, she was one of three physicians in the nation to receive the Emerging Leaders Award from the Family Medicine Education Consortium and the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine and in September 2009, she received the William Oxley Thompson Award for Early Career Achievement from the Ohio State University Alumni Association.  In the summer of 2011, Dr. Olayiwola was named one of the Top 40 Physicians Under 40 by the National Medical Association and was also named as one of the Top 100 Buckeyes You Should Know by the Ohio State University Alumni Association.  In October 2012, she received the Early Career Achievement Award from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, which is presented “to an alumnus who has made significant contributions in the community, scientific or academic achievement before the age of 40”.  Dr. Olayiwola was selected as one of thirty UCSF Young Innovators for their 150th Anniversary in April 2014.  She was named a Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund in 2014 and will receive the Harvard School of Public Health’s Emerging Public Health Professional Award in October 2014.

She and her husband, Paul Olayiwola, have been married since 2005 and have two children, Darius and Nissi.



October 19, 2015 | UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care
September 27, 2014

Jacqueline Nwando Olayiwola, Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health Policy (2004-2005), received the Mid-Career Award presented by HSPH, recognizing achievements in public health practice, innovation, and professional service.

Assessment of Support for School-based Sexuality Education in Lynn, Massachusetts


To help set the framework for developing a sexual education policy in Lynn Public Schools  in Massachusetts by assessing the level of parental support for comprehensive sexual education in Lynn schools.


There is currently no formal sexual education policy in Lynn, MA.  Lynn has the eighth highest rate of teen pregnancy in Massachusetts, higher rates of youth with Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, higher rates of teens reporting sexual activity, and lower rates of teens reporting HIV/AIDS education.  In addition, African-American and Hispanic teens are disproportionately affected by Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and teen births.  However, education, programs and services are sparse in Lynn, MA.  Community health educators who previously provided sexuality education in after-school settings are no longer funded by state or local departments.  There are many stakeholders interested in helping teens learn to make responsible decisions about sexuality, but they lack the funding and the resources to do so.


The preliminary portion of this study involved an examination of the current sexual education curricula and sex-related services in Lynn, MA.  Next, data collection was performed, using a randomly selected household survey of Lynn adults and parents.  The survey, modeled after the Advocates for Youth Connecticut Sexuality Education Survey and a National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Survey, contained a compilation of original and adapted Lynn-specific items, and was administered during the months of February and March 2005.  A total of 210 anonymous surveys were mailed and 97 were completed and returned.  Descriptive statistics were used to determine the level of support for sexuality education in Lynn schools, how and when it should be introduced, and which type of education is preferred.  Bivariate tests were used to compare whether beliefs about sexual education varied with demographic variables.


Of the 97 surveys received, initial analysis of 93 surveys revealed that most respondents (88.17%) believe sexuality education should be taught in Lynn schools, and, of the two types, 86% support comprehensive sexual education.  These percentages were even higher in parents of middle and high school students, 93.9% and 87.9% respectively.  80% of respondents believe that “teenagers should not be sexually active, but if they are, they should have access to birth control and condoms”.  These findings were not significantly associated with demographic variables such as race/ethnicity, sex, income, religion or political affiliation.


Parents and adults in Lynn support a formal comprehensive sexual education policy in the schools.  A multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, age-appropriate and culturally-sensitive approach to instituting comprehensive sexual education in Lynn Public Schools is necessary to reduce adverse or unintended sexual outcomes for Lynn teenagers.

Faculty Preceptors:

Susan Lovelace, MSW, Executive Director, Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy
Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, MD, MPH, Director, Child and  Adolescent Health, Metro Public Health Department, Nashville, Tennessee