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Carter G. Woodson Lecture: “Advancing Health Equity Locally and Globally”


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Join in for a presentation by Yolanda Ogbolu, Ph.D., CRNP-Neonatal, FNAP, FAAN, Associate Professor and Chair of Partnerships, Professional Education and Practice at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

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For information, contact Dr. Yolanda Savoy at ysavoy@coppin.edu.

About the Speaker: Yolanda Ogbolu, Ph.D.

Yolanda Ogbolu

Yolanda Ogbolu, Ph.D., CRNP-Neonatal, FNAP, FAAN, Associate Professor and Chair of Partnerships, Professional Education and Practice, University of Maryland School of Nursing. She previously served as Director of Global Health for the School of Nursing and has a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine. With extensive experience as a neonatal nurse practitioner, her research and scholarship focus on advancing health equity locally and globally. Projects center on strengthening global health systems and nursing capacity, providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care, and addressing social isolation and social determinants of health in marginalized communities. Currently funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for two health equity projects, she is implementing the Belong to Baltimore study, which focuses on dismantling social isolation and addressing social determinants of health for families residing in historically marginalized communities in West Baltimore. Her other grant focuses on developing a network of researchers to expand the field of global learning to advance health equity. This project is a collaboration with colleagues from Detroit, New York, Navajo Nation of the Southwest, and Athens, Ohio. Engaged in policy advocacy, Ogbolu leads a state-mandated taskforce on social determinants of health in Baltimore and has served on taskforces to reduce disparities in newborn outcomes and improve delivery of culturally and linguistically appropriate care to diverse populations in Maryland. She is a graduate of Baltimore City Community College, Georgetown University, and the University of Maryland Baltimore. Dr. Ogbolu is a fellow of the National Academies of Practice and American Academy of Nursing . She also a proud Baltimore native, wife, and mother of four.

 

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