Associate's Degree, Nursing, Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore, MD, 1987
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
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.
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