Division of Biology and Medicine
Office of Belonging, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Idowu Olugbade MD'24

2023 - 2024 OBEDI LEAD Fellow


Idowu 'Idee' (She/her) is a first-generation Nigerian-American medical student. Born in Nigeria, her family migrated to the United States when she was 6 years old, and she grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. After completing her undergraduate studies in Behavioral Neuroscience at Lehigh University, Idee worked as a community health worker in Baltimore, MD. This invaluable experience served as a catalyst, igniting her passion for medicine. In 2020, Idee embarked on her medical education journey at the Warren Alpert Medical School. 

At the medical school. Idee is a concentrator in the Reproductive Health Scholarly Concentration. She previously served as the co-president of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University's Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter and continues her involvement with SNMA as the regional treasurer. She is also actively engaged within the medical school, having served on the Curriculum Committee for the past 3 years. Idee founded a disability advocacy and justice club at the medical school and co-founded the medical school's running club, the Serotonin Seekers of RI (SSRIs). Additionally, Idee is deeply involved in the Providence community, volunteering with the various organizations, including the Gynecological Clinic at Clinica Esperanza, and inspiring local middle school and high school students to pursue careers in medicine. Her clinical  interests lie in pediatrics, where she aims to make positive impact on the lives of young patients and their families. Outside of her academic pursuits, Idee finds joy in photography, playing soccer, solving puzzles, reading fiction books, and spending quality time watching cartoons with her niece and goddaughter whenever possible. 

She is excited to be the OBEDI LEAD Fellow for 2023-2024 and is looking forward to working with the administration and students.