Tomide Oyelakin, MD, MPH is an assistant professor in the Louis A. Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Medical Director of the Local Mental Health Authority [LMHA] program at UTHealth.  Oyelakin is a telemedicine -based provider with UTHealth Houston CPWE/LMHA program. She is double board-certified in General, and Child & Adolescent psychiatry.

Oyelakin earned her medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, and obtained her MPH from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Oyelakin completed her psychiatry residency at Interfaith Medical Center and her child fellowship training at MGH/McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School. Oyelakin has worked as a consultant and Sr. Director with healthcare systems around improving health outcomes and designing systems to be more efficient, equitable and patient centered in the delivery of care, especially with vulnerable populations. Oyelakin is active on multiple committees including the AACAP CME Committee, Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium. She enjoys working with vulnerable populations and continues to look for ways to improve the quality and delivery of care.

Oyelakin joined UTHealth in Sep 2022. Her interests include psychopharmacology, mood and anxiety disorders, externalizing symptoms in children/adolescents, healthcare delivery systems and health outcomes research.


MD, Medicine & Surgery
Obafemi Awolowo University
Master of Public Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Mood and Anxiety disorders
  • ADD/Disruptive, Impulse-control and Conduct disorders
  • First episode psychosis

Research Interests

  • Health outcomes
  • Clinical quality metrics and systems/process improvement
  • Intersect of ADHD & Mood disorders
  • Pharmacotherapies in children & adolescents