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Student & Alumni Achievements

Oregon State: Doctoral Student Receives Award at Annual Conference for Implementation Science Research

Ms. Oyinda Osibanjo, a doctoral candidate in the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences, received the Outstanding Student Poster Award at the 2019 Oregon Public Health Association Annual Conference for her poster “Organizational Communication: Public Health Program Adoption, Implementation and Fidelity.”

The study examined the influence of patterns of participatory communication on program fidelity in specific program translation contexts such as program adoption and problem-solving. Findings suggested an association between the patterns of participatory communication and program fidelity which appeared to be stronger within the problem-solving context relative to program adoption context. Agencies that encouraged participatory communication within the organization, specifically in the implementation problem-solving context, consistently evidenced high program fidelity.

Ms. Osibanjo is a pharmacist with over five years of experience in public health research and practice. Her passion for improving public health outcomes has fueled her research interest in the field of implementation science. Her current research interests center on the impact of organizational communication processes on program implementation. “I am very honored to be the recipient of this award,” Ms. Osibanjo said. “I am very passionate about what I do, and I feel blessed to be rewarded for doing what I love.”

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