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Yolanda Ogbolu Ph.D., C.R.N.P., F.A.A.N.

Yolanda Ogbolu, Ph.D., CRNP, FAAN is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore.  Dr. Ogbolu received her MS and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Baltimore with a goal of addressing health inequities.  She was awarded fellowships in Maternal Child Health (HRSA), Global Health (UMB), and the Fogarty Institute (NIH) while at the University of Maryland.  Dr. Ogbolu, a board certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, has over 20 years of clinical experience caring for critically ill newborns.  Her research interest focuses on improving the dissemination and implementation of health equity research and policy into clinical practice.  In 2009, as a legislative intern, Ogbolu collaborated with legislators and key stakeholders to develop policies to address health disparities and cultural competency.  Dr. Ogbolu continues to assist in building interdisciplinary linkages between health equity policy, research, academia, and practice by teaching a course on cultural competency to health professionals, serving on Maryland’s Infant Mortality Epidemiology Taskforce in 2011, and co-chairing a subcommittee on Maryland Cultural Competency Taskforce in 2013.  She has authored and co-authored in Neonatal Network, The World Health Organization Bulletin, the Journal of Nursing Research and Practice, and was an expert reviewer for the World Health Organization for implementation science in 2012.