Omolola Adepoju, PhD
Research Director, Humana Institute
University of Houston
Lola Adepoju, PhD, MPH, is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Houston College of Medicine and Research Director at the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute. Dr. Adepoju is responsible for teaching the Physicians, Patients, Populations course and directs research activities at the Humana Institute. Her work uses advanced analytics and robust methodologies in uncovering patterns that promote individual and population health outcomes to alleviate cost, quality, and access to care issues in vulnerable populations.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Discuss how you are addressing the selected theme(s): While preventive and management measures are important to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, strategies like social distancing can have devastating effects on older adults who are already at risk for social isolation and loneliness. In response, the University of Houston Colleges of Social Work and Medicine leveraged a partnership with Humana, Inc in collaboration with Papa Inc. to address social isolation and loneliness in Houston-area older adults. We used administrative data to identify Humana Medicare Advantage beneficiaries who…