Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, NNP, FNAP, FAAN


Dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing

Chair, Department of Partnerships, Professional Education, and Practice

Co-Director, Center for Health Equity and Outcomes Research

School Affiliation

School of Nursing


  • Health Equity
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Isolation


Dr. Ogbolu has expertise in research seeking global and local solutions for advancing health equity. Funded projects address the social determinants of health, community social isolation, cultural competency, and health disparities in neonatal outcomes. She is a member of the Baltimore City Social Determinants of Health Taskforce, the first such legislatively mandated committee in the nation. She is experienced in building nurse capacity globally through partnerships with nursing colleges and programs. As department chair, Dr. Ogbolu is responsible for overseeing teamwork within six of the school’s units, including the Office of Global Health, the Clinical Simulation Labs, the Standardized Patient Program, the Institute for Educators, the Wellmobile Program, and the Office of Professional Education. She also leads the development of a global learning network to advance health equity.

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This information was last updated August 16, 2023.