Toluwalase Ajayi

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Medicine
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Institute for Palliative MedicinePalliative Fellowship2013San Diego Hospice
    University of Kansas Medical CenterPediatric Residency2012Department of Pediatrics
    University of KansasMD2009School of Medicine
    Scripps Research Translational Institute, La Jolla, CAKL206/2017Clinical Research Scholar
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    American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine2024Fellow
    San Diego Business Journal2023Leader of Influence in Life Sciences
    Board of Supervisors of the County of San Diego2023Proclamation of May 13, 2023 as “Dr. Lase Ajayi Day”
    California State Legislative Women’s Caucus2023Woman of the Year in the 39th Senatorial District
    American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics2023Dolores Shockley Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Research Award
    San Diego Magazine2022Celebrating Women-Healer Award
    Board of Supervisors of the County of San Diego2022Proclamation of June 28, 2022 as “Dr. Toluwalase A. Ajayi Day”
    Society of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy2020Renee Holder Literature Award
    San Diego Magazine & SDCMS2018  - 2023Top Doc
    American Academy of Pediatrics2018Fellow
    American Academy of Pediatrics2018AAP-CA3 Individual Special Achievement Award
    Scripps Mercy Pharmacy Residency2016Non-pharmacist preceptor of the year
    Scripps Mercy Internal Medicine Residency2015Outstanding Educator on a Consultation Service

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    Dr. Ajayi holds joint faculty appointments at UC San Diego in the departments of medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine. She is the program director for the joint UC San Diego and Scripps Health Palliative Medicine Fellowship program. Her translational research is housed at the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Center for Health Innovation where she serves as the digital health equity leader. She works clinically at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego as a hospitalist focusing on newborn care and as a pediatric palliative medicine physician, and at UC San Diego Health where she is an adult palliative medicine consultant.

    Elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2022, Dr. Ajayi is past-chair of the California Medical Association (CMA) Council on Medical Services and immediate-past president of the San Diego County Medical Society, where she was the first black woman president in the organization’s 152-year history.

    Dr. Ajayi’s research focuses on opportunities at the intersection of novel digital medicine technologies and unmet needs in maternal fetal health as well as pain and palliative medicine. She is a member of the Pediatric Operations Task Force and on the Digital Health Technologies Committee of the All of Us Research Program with the National Institutes of Health, a member of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative, and the principal investigator for PowerMom, a research initiative investigating how mobile health can provide pregnant women with real-time, patient- reported outcomes that can be integrated rapidly into individualized clinical plans to improve health-related quality of life.
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    1. Supporting the Family After the Death of a Child or Adolescent. Pediatrics. 2023 Dec 01; 152(6). Weaver MS, Nasir A, Lord BT, Starin A, Linebarger JS, COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH , SECTION ON HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE MEDICINE . PMID: 38009001.
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    2. Self-Reported Medication Use Across Racial and Rural or Urban Subgroups of People Who Are Pregnant in the United States: Decentralized App-Based Cohort Study. JMIR Form Res. 2023 Nov 28; 7:e50867. Ajayi T, Pawelek J, Bhargava H, Faksh A, Radin J. PMID: 38015604; PMCID: PMC10716764.
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    3. A National Survey to Guide Pediatric Curricula for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellows. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 09; 64(3):e165-e171. Moyer KM, Verbeck N, Barnett MD, Denney-Koelsch EM, Ajayi T, Humphrey LM, Malhotra S, Ragsdale L, Waldman ED, Gustin JL. PMID: 35523388.
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    4. Guidance for Pediatric End-of-Life Care. Pediatrics. 2022 05 01; 149(5). Linebarger JS, Johnson V, Boss RD, SECTION ON HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, Linebarger JS, Collura CA, Humphrey LM, Miller EG, Williams CSP, Rholl E, Ajayi T, Lord B, McCarty CL. PMID: 35490287.
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    5. Can't Keep Runnin'. J Adolesc Health. 2022 Jan 20. Haamid F, Ajayi TL, Williams DR, Walker VP. PMID: 35067463.
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    6. Hypertension prevalence in the All of Us Research Program among groups traditionally underrepresented in medical research. Sci Rep. 2021 06 22; 11(1):12849. Chandler PD, Clark CR, Zhou G, Noel NL, Achilike C, Mendez L, Ramirez AH, Loperena-Cortes R, Mayo K, Cohn E, Ohno-Machado L, Boerwinkle E, Cicek M, Qian J, Schully S, Ratsimbazafy F, Mockrin S, Gebo K, Dedier JJ, Murphy SN, Smoller JW, Karlson EW, All of Us Research Program Investigators. PMID: 34158555; PMCID: PMC8219813.
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    7. Mobile Health-Collected Biophysical Markers in Children with Serious Illness-Related Pain. J Palliat Med. 2021 04; 24(4):580-588. Ajayi TA, Salongo L, Zang Y, Wineinger N, Steinhubl S. PMID: 33351729; PMCID: PMC7987367.
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    8. Clinical Tolerability and Safety of Tramadol in Hospitalized Patients. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2020 Dec; 34(4):211-218. Mohan N, Edmonds KP, Ajayi TA, Atayee RS. PMID: 33016800.
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    9. Emerging Challenges to the Safe and Effective Use of Methadone for Cancer-Related Pain in Paediatric and Adult Patient Populations. Drugs. 2020 Feb; 80(2):115-130. Edmonds KP, Saunders IM, Willeford A, Ajayi TA, Atayee RS. PMID: 31820362.
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    10. Do We Know What We Mean? An Examination of the Use of the Phrase "Goals of Care" in the Literature. J Palliat Med. 2019 12; 22(12):1546-1552. Edmonds KP, Ajayi TA. PMID: 31215827.
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    11. Results of a Naloxone Screening Quality-Improvement Project in an Academic Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2019 Apr; 56(4):378-385. Devries J, Rafie S, Ajayi TA, Kreshak A, Edmonds KP. PMID: 30770141.
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    12. Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Mnemonic Approach to Teach Residents How to Assess Goals of Care. J Palliat Med. 2019 06; 22(6):696-701. Ajayi TA, Shaw D, Edmonds KP. PMID: 30702367; PMCID: PMC7141555.
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    13. Prescribing Trends of Palliative Care Team's Use of Dexamethasone for Cancer-Related Pain. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2018 Mar; 32(1):37-43. Barghi K, Edmonds KP, Ajayi TA, Atayee RS. PMID: 29737903.
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    14. Virtual care for improved global health. Lancet. 2018 02 03; 391(10119):419. Steinhubl SR, Kim KI, Ajayi T, Topol EJ. PMID: 29407024.
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    15. Methadone Dose Selection for Treatment of Pain Compared with Consensus Recommendations. J Palliat Med. 2017 12; 20(12):1385-1388. Karimian P, Atayee RS, Ajayi TA, Edmonds KP. PMID: 28609231.
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    16. Palliative Care Teams as Advocates for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. J Palliat Med. 2016 Feb; 19(2):195-201. Ajayi TA, Edmonds KP, Thornberry K, Atayee RA. PMID: 26840856.
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    17. Establishing goals of care at any stage of illness: the PERSON mnemonic. J Palliat Med. 2014 Oct; 17(10):1087. Edmonds KP, Ajayi TA, Cain J, Yeung HN, Thornberry K. PMID: 25259420.
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    18. Adolescents and young adults with life-threatening illness: special considerations, transitions in care, and the role of pediatric palliative care. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014 Aug; 61(4):785-96. Linebarger JS, Ajayi TA, Jones BL. PMID: 25084724.
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    19. Palliative care answers the challenges of transitioning serious illness of childhood to adult medicine. J Palliat Med. 2014 Apr; 17(4):469-71. Ajayi TA, Edmonds KP. PMID: 24380449.
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    20. [On the problem of precision of measuring radon in the method of Ra226 determination in the human body according to exhaled amounts of radon]. Gig Sanit. 1966 Apr; 31(4):49-52. Malykhin VM, Reznik GS. PMID: 5995691.
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