Tejumola M. Adegoke, MD MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology

MD, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
AB, Princeton University

OB/GYN provider with MPH focusing in women's and international health. I am passionate about improving healthcare access for women in underserved populations, eliminating racial disparities in women's health outcomes, and promoting education in health equity and cultural competency for medical trainees, providers and staff. Advocate for a truly diverse and inclusive healthcare workforce. Director for Equity & Inclusion at Boston Medical Center OB/GYN. ACOG representative on the MA state commission to address maternal health disparities. Special interests in Global/Refugee women's health, health systems building, health financing, and medical education in low-resource settings.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

My approach to DEIA is grounded in the unassailable humanity of all individuals, including those from marginalized groups. In my work as an Obstetrician & Gynecologist, this commitment is reflected in my work to address not just inequities in clinical outcomes, but to optimize the experience of care for women and gender-expansive people who identify as Black, Indigenous or people of color or who have lower incomes. I believe that achieving an optimal care of experience of marginalized communities requires a healthcare workforce that reflects the community it serves, where everyone – clinician, trainee, or front-line staff representative - has equal access to opportunities to grow and thrive within the institution.

Selected Equity & Inclusion Roles & Activities
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston Medical Center
Director, Equity & Inclusion
- Develop strategic plan and best practices to achieve equitable patient outcomes and workplace inclusion
- Contributed to hospital-wide implementation of microaggression training curriculum.
Co-Chair, Health Equity Committee
- Lead equity/inclusion efforts within OB/GYN department including biannual climate survey
- Developed equity leadership training curriculum
Co-Principal Investigator, Equity in Pregnancy Initiative, Health Equity Accelerator
- Lead implementation of PREM-OB Scale (TM) Suite at Boston Medical Center in partnership with Birthing Cultural Rigor, LLC and Resilient Sisterhood Project
- Developing first-ever community advisory board for BMC OB/GYN department
Residency Interview Selection Committee
- Contribute to selection of standardized interview questions for holistic application review and interviewing
- Participate in applicant review, interviewing for OB/GYN residency

Boston University School of Medicine
Early Medical School Selection Program Application Committee
- Interview applicants for pipeline program to BUSM

Committee Memberships
Massachusetts Racial Inequities in Maternal Health Commission Early Medical School Selection
Massachusetts COVID-19 Maternal Equity Coalition

Reproductive, Sexual & Gynecology Health Community Partnership (RESTORE)
01/01/2022 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
Mace Foundation


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  1. Lobo SJ, Lin JG, Vais S, Wang D, Adegoke TM, Wu WJ, Steer-Massaro C. Pap Smear and Mammogram Screening Rates in a Refugee and General OB/GYN Clinic: A Retrospective Review. J Immigr Minor Health. 2022 Feb; 24(1):111-117.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34714467
  2. Adegoke TM, Pinder LF, Ndiwane N, Parker SE, Vragovic O, Yarrington CD. Inequities in Adverse Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes: The Effect of Maternal Race and Nativity. Matern Child Health J. 2022 Apr; 26(4):823-833.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34424456; DOI: 10.1007/s10995-021-03225-0;
  3. Adegoke T, Mahalingaiah, S. Uterine Fibroids. Ed: J. Petrozza. GnRH Antagonists in Treatment of Uterine Fibroids. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL. 2020.
  4. Vais S, Siu J, Maru S, Abbott J, St Hill I, Achilike C, Wu WJ, Adegoke TM, Steer-Massaro C. Rides for Refugees: A Transportation Assistance Pilot for Women's Health. J Immigr Minor Health. 2020 Feb; 22(1):74-81.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31758420
  5. Adegoke TM, Vragovic O, Yarrington CD, Larrieux JR. Effect of pregnancy on uterine-sparing pelvic organ prolapse repair. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 03; 31(3):657-662.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31828401; DOI: 10.1007/s00192-019-04179-2;

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Pressley, Biden health chief take up abortion-care access in Codman parley

Dorchester Reporter 9/8/2022

Roundtable held on abortion care and Black maternal health

The Boston Globe 9/2/2022

Black Patients Nearly Twice as Likely to Suffer Pregnancy Complications than White Counterparts

HealthCity 7/20/2022

Abortion, Science and Post-Roe America

Newsweek 6/8/2022

Health Equity Accelerator: A Health System’s Approach

NEJM Catalyst 6/7/2022

Common Medical Conditions Postpartum Moms Should Be Aware Of

The Every Mom 3/31/2022

Here's What to Do If You Experience Bleeding During a Yeast Infection

Popsugar 1/25/2022

The Creator of a Viral Black Fetus Medical Illustration Blends Art and Activism

Health City 1/13/2022

Systemic Racism in the U.S. Affects All Mothers and Their Babies, Study Suggests

HealthCity 9/14/2021

Access to Doula Support Is a Key Piece of Maternal Health Equity

HealthCity 7/27/2021

Kate Hudson is psyched to count sex as a workout

New York Post 6/10/2021

Election 2020: A Day of Nervousness Turns to a Night of Uncertainty

BU Today 11/3/2020

What Does Virtual Care Mean for the Future of Maternal Health?

InStyle 6/18/2020

Efforts to Curb Coronavirus Transmission by Separating Infected Mothers from Newborns are Violating Human Rights, Boston Health Experts Say

MassLive 5/11/2020

Hospitals Are Separating Mothers and Newborns During the Coronavirus Pandemic — With Little Evidence It Will Help Slow the Spread of Disease

The Boston Globe 5/8/2020

Missing Out On Prenatal Care Is Leading To Pregnancies ‘Riddled With Anxiety’

The Lily 5/7/2020

Why Black Women Face More Health Risks Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Mirage News 10/30/2019

First Boston Baby Of 2019 Was Born At Midnight

The Boston Globe 1/1/2019

Boston’s First Baby Of New Year Born At Midnight

The Boston Herald 1/1/2019

Boston Medical Center Delivers City’s First Baby Of 2019

WHDH 1/1/2019

Boston Welcomes First Baby of 2019

NBC Boston 1/1/2019

Boston's First Baby Born In 2019 Comes With 'Sweet' Name

Patch Boston 1/1/2019

2018 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University Medical Center: Society of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics & Gynecology Rising Star Award
2016 Massachusetts Medical Society and Charitable Foundation : International Health Studies Grant
2016 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University Medical Center: Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Resident Award for Excellence in Obstetrics
2012 Cooper University Hospital Annual Research Week: 2nd prize for Medical Student Research

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