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Tolulope Oyesanya

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
307 Trent Dr., Room 2029, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Oyesanya is an Associate Professor at Duke University School of Nursing. Her research program centers on care of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in acute and post-acute treatment settings, as well as support of their family caregivers. Her current research focuses on transitional care needs of patients with TBI, with an emphasis on improving patient and family quality of life post-discharge and self- and family-management of care.

Dr. Oyesanya earned her BSN, MSN, and PhD in Nursing from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Brain Injury Research at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. Her research has been supported by federally- and internally funded awards. Dr. Oyesanya is actively involved in several professional organizations, including serving as Chair of the Mentoring Task Force and Chair-Elect of the Career Development Networking Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and as a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and the International Brain Injury Association.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing · 2021 - Present School of Nursing
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences · 2018 - Present Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Wisconsin, Madison · 2016 Ph.D.