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Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal

Assistant Professor, FCH
Deputy Director, Office of Global Health
Address: 
482
Phone Number: 
410-706-3685
Fax Number: 
410-706-0190
Education: 
  • PhD, Nursing-Global Health Disparities, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2010
  • Post-MS Certificate, Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2005
  • MS, Advanced Practice Nurse-Neonatal, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2005
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2004
  • Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1990
  • Associate's Degree, Nursing, Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore, MD, 1987
Research: 
Interests
  • Maternal newborn child health disparities, nationally and internationally with a focus on social justice
  • Cultural competency for health professionals and organizations
  • Building nurse capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa through partnerships with nursing universities
Funding
  • Health Care Cost Commission New Faculty Award (1/ 2011-2013)
    Funding for New Nurse Scholars
  • NIH Fogarty Fellow (2/2010-3/2012)
    The Impact of Hospital Organizational Characteristics on Neonatal Mortality in Nigeria and Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV
  • Project Director (3/2010-12/2012)
    Center for Disease Control -Subcontract with School of Medicine to lead a faculty workgroup in the development of The Primary Health Care Specialist Program Curriculum for an advanced practice nurses and community health officers in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • NIH Fogarty Travel Award (12/15/08- 5/20/08)
    Global Health Network Grant, University of Maryland School of Medicine. A qualitative (phenomenological) study of the experiences of health care providers caring for neonates in Nigeria.
  • National Institute of Child Health and Development Travel Award (11/08)
    Pediatric Health Disparities Travel Award, Washington, DC, November, 2008 for her poster presentation “Poverty and In-patient Neonatal Mortality in US Hospitals using the National Inpatient Services (NIS) dataset.
Recent Publications: 
  • Ogbolu, Y., Iwu, E. N., Shijun, Z., Johangtan, M., Johnson, J.V. (2013). Translating Research into Practice in Low Resource Countries: Progress in Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission in Nigeria. Journal of Nursing Research and Practice.  Accepted and in press.
  • Ogbolu, M., Jacobs, D., and Ogbolu, Y. (2012). Perspectives on Nurse Migration.  Perspectives in Work. Summer 2012/Winter 2013. 16 (1-2). Pages 43-46.
  • Ogbolu, Y. (2012). Relief for Africa. American Journal of Nursing. 112(2): p. 13.
  • Chen, D., Fox, R., Guyer, B., Horon, I., Hurt, L., Mann, D.,Ogbolu,Y & Strobino, D. (2011). Maryland Infant Mortality Epidemiology Work Group: Findings from Data Analysis and Overall Recommendations.  Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  See paper at
  • Ogbolu, Y. (2011). Neonatal Mortality in Nigeria: The Impact of Nurse Work Organization. Published in Proquest Dissertations.
  • Johnson, J.V., Iwu, E.N., Riel, R.F., Ogbolu, Y., Moen, M. (2010). Preparing Nurses for Leadership Roles in Global Health: The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s New Post-Master’s Certificate in Global Health. Nursing and Midwifery Links: Official Publication of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery Development, page 38-39.
  • Koons, A.B., McNeil, M., Ogbolu, Y., Bordlon, P., Riel, R.F., Johnson, J.V., (2010).  Mental Health Nursing in Latin America: Exploring Trends in Workforce Development.  Nursing and Midwifery Links: Official Publication of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery Development, page 20-21.
  • Ogbolu, Y. (2007) Neonatal Mortality: A Critical Global Health Problem. Neonatal Network, November/December 2007.
Primary Teaching Areas: 
  • NURS 418: Health, Health Care, and Culture (undergraduate course)
  • NURS 601: Primary Care of Newborns
  • NURS 648: Clinical for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
  • NURS 724: Health, Health Care, and Culture (graduate course)
  • NURS 701: Evidence-based Practice and Research (graduate course)
Academic & Professional Activities: 
  • Present: Office of Global Health, Leading initiatives in West Africa including three University partners in Nigeria and one in Liberia
  • 1990-Present: Hospital Based Instructor and Regional Trainer, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 1991–Present: Member, National Association of Neonatal Nurses
  • 2006-Present: Member, Maryland Neonatal Nurse Consortium, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2006-Present: Member, Diversity Council: Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus
  • 2007-Present: Memeber, National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
  • 2007-Present: Member, American Nurses Association/Maryland Nurses Association
  • 2007-Present: Member, Maryland Chapter of National Association of Neonatal Nurses
  • 2007-2010: Founding Member and Co-Chair, Nurses for Global Health
  • 2008-Present: Mentor, African American high school students majoring in surgical technician and nursing assistant programs at Edmondson- Westside High School, Baltimore
  • 2009-Present: Member, International Council of Advanced Practice Nurses
  • 2009-Present: Member, International Council of Nurses (Geneva), Advanced Practice Nurse Network
  • 2009: Legislative Intern for Delegate Shirley Nathan Pulliam, Maryland General Assembly
  • 2010-Present: Member, University of Maryland’s President’s Council on Community Engagement
  • 2010-Present: Member, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
  • 2010-Present: Member, Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Chapter
  • 2010-Present: Member, Global Alliance of Nursing and Midwifery
  • 2010-Present: International Council of Neonatal Nurses, Member
  • 2010-2011: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Maryland Infant Mortality Epidemiology Taskforce, Member
  • 2011: Peer reviewer, The Journal of Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care and International Journal of Nursing Scholarship
  • 2012-Present: Maryland Health Care Cost Commission and Office of Minority Health-Maryland Cultural Competency Taskforce, Subcommittee Co-lead
  • 2012-Present: University of Maryland Global Health Interprofessional Council Member
  • 2012: Expert reviewer and nurse consultant for the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland - Development of an implementation science curriculum for Health care professions
  • 2012: University of Maryland School of Nursing Diversity Council
  • 2013-Present: University of Maryland Global Health Interprofessional Student Education Committee
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