Stephanie Ibemere
Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing

Stephanie Ibemere, PhD, RN, joined the Duke University School of Nursing faculty on July 1, 2021 as a faculty member of the Healthcare in Adult Populations division. Dr. Ibemere's program of research aims to increase access to high quality care and improved health outcomes for underserved adults with chronic diseases by developing community and culture-driven interventions which increase health equity while building health system and provider capacity for chronic disease management. Dr. Ibemere's current research studies focus in two areas: understanding outpatient chronic disease management care delivery in-person and via telehealth in the U.S. and knowledge, skills, and practice evaluation of nurse led chronic disease (sickle cell) management in Sierra Leone. Dr. Ibemere's long term goal is to improve the clinical model of care for sickle cell disease in low to middle income settings both in sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States by maximizing available resources and technology, tool adaptation, implementation science, and community-engaged research. 

Dr. Ibemere holds Bachelor's of Science in Natural Sciences, Bachelor's of Arts in Spanish, and a Master's of Nursing in Clinical Nurse Leadership, all from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Ibemere received her PhD in Nursing Research from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Ibemere completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Duke School of Nursing on a multisite evidence-based pain management protocol study for patients experiencing vaso-occlusive crisis while in the emergency department. As a nurse, Dr. Ibemere has experience in global health capacity building in low to middle income countries related to sickle cell disease and other chronic diseases, clinical vaccine research, and cardiovascular critical care. Dr. Ibemere is a member of several professional organizations including the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates where she is a member of the education committee.

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