Adejoke Ayoola

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Adejoke Ayoola
Adejoke Bolanle Ayoola
Alma materMichigan State University (Ph.D)
Obafemi Awolowo University (BSN, MSN)
Scientific career
FieldsMaternal and Child Nursing
InstitutionsCalvin College

Adejoke Bolanle Ayoola is a Nigerian-American academic and nursing researcher at Calvin College.[1][2]


Adejoke studied at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, earning BSN and MSN degrees in 1991 and 1998 respectively. She moved to the United States in 2001 to further her education, earning a Ph.D from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan in 2007.

Adejoke was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar at the Calvin College Department of Nursing (CCDON) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.[3][4]

Nursing research[edit]

Ajoke's work with low-income women from diverse ethnic backgrounds in Grand Rapids was published in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health in July 2013. She was also the major contributor in a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2009 examining the relationship between the time of recognition of pregnancy and birth outcomes, such as premature births, low birth weight, admission to the neonatal intensive care unit, and infant mortality. Her research focuses on promoting women and adolescent reproductive health with the primary aim of reducing poor maternal and child health outcomes. Her research on aspects of reproductive health knowledge and pregnancy planning regarding three residential, ethnically diverse low-income communities were the partnering neighborhoods with CCDON program. The goal of the project was to reduce the risk of unplanned pregnancy and promote early recognition of pregnancy. Her research illustrates the importance of nursing research and the research generation's relevance to sustaining effective nursing practice, especially within the constantly changing American health care system. Adejoke is a member of the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) and the CCDON Vice President for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Kappa Epsilon-at-Large.[5][6][7][8]

Academic posts[edit]

  • Assistant Professor, August 2007 – present: Department of Nursing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids
  • Research Assistant, January 2005 – present: Department of Medicine, Michigan State University.
  • Senior Nurse Educator, November. 2000 – August. 2003: Post-Basic Nursing School, National Ear Care Center, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Program Officer, September. 1999 – October. 2000: Action Health Incorporation, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Program Officer, June. 1998 – August. 1999: Women Health Promotion Project, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Graduate Nurse Tutor, April. 1994 – June 1998: Department of Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
  • Midwife Tutor, May 1993 – January 1994: School of Midwifery, Oluyoro Catholic Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ "Research Center Update" (PDF). 1 (9). Michigan State University College of Nursing. January 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 17, 2015. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Grand Rapids Magazine". Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  3. ^ Brian McVicar (August 29, 2012). "Calvin College nursing professor wins $350,000 to educate low-income women about unplanned pregnancy". Michigan: Mlive Media. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ayoola Adejoke". Nursefacultyscholars. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "Preconception Reproductive Knowledge Promotion (PREKNOP)". Clinical Trials.
  6. ^ "Top Professors and Administrators". CNA. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  7. ^ "Congress Program" (PDF). 25th International Nursing Research Program. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "Adejoke Ayoola". American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Retrieved April 17, 2015.

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