Tolulope Oyesanya
Associate Professor in the School of Nursing

Tolu Oyesanya, PhD, RN, joined Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) August 1, 2018, and is a member of the Healthcare in Adult Populations Division. Dr. Oyesanya is an Associate Professor at DUSON and the Associate Program Director for the Duke National Clinicians Scholars Program (NCSP). 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 federally- and internally funded awards. Dr. Oyesanya is actively involved in several professional organizations, including serving as Chair 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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