Tolulope Oyesanya
Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing

Tolu Oyesanya, PhD, RN, joined Duke University School of Nursing August 1, 2018, and is a member of the Healthcare in Adult Populations Division. Dr. Oyesanya’s 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 post-discharge self- and family-management of care. Her long-term research goals are to: 1) improve self- and family-management of care for persons with TBI and their family caregivers and 2) decrease readmissions for persons with TBI.

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 several grants, including an NIH F31 National Research Service Award (F31NR015398); as a fellow on two National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research awards (H133G130149 and 90RE5023-01-00); as an NIH R25 TEAM Science-Scholar (R25GM083252), and with intramural awards from Shepherd Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Oyesanya is actively involved in several professional organizations, including serving as Chair-Elect of the Mentoring Task Force of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and as a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and the International Brain Injury Association.

Current Research Interests

Traumatic brain injury
Post-acute care
Care coordination
Transitional care
Patient/family experience
Self- and family-management
Provider perceptions
Chronic illnesses
Neurological rehabilitation

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