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Adebola Olarewaju , MSN, CPNP, RNC-NIC

University of California-Davis PhD
Home Roseville Ca United States


Bola Olarewaju is a third year PhD student at the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She is population health research focused, in the global context, on improving rates of infectious disease prevention, health equity, and mortality among disadvantaged groups living in endemic and emerging areas with vector-borne diseases. She has a passion for global health and hopes to use her dissertation as a stepping stone into the field. Prior education includes a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Southern California and a master’s in nursing with a minor in genetics from the University of California, San Francisco. Bola currently works as a pediatric nurse practitioner at UC Davis medical center in the department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck surgery. Her primary areas of practice are craniofacial and airway anomalies. She serves as a leader of the pediatric tracheostomy team and is a member of the Advance Practice Nurses Council. She recently received the 2018 clinical support award from the otolaryngology department. Prior recognitions include a Daisy award nomination and the Caregiver Caring Tree award. In addition, Bola is a recipient of the American Cleft Palate Foundation Donna Pruzansky grant, the UC Davis Hersted scholarship, and the Reckitt Benckiser National Scholarship for pediatric nurse practitioners.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Chronic Health
Dissertation: Title: The relationship between clinical symptoms and laboratory findings as an indicator for malarial chronic low-density parasitemia. Synopsis: In 2010, an estimated 3.3 billion people were at risk of malaria worldwide (Iwuafor et al., 2016). Approximately, eighty percent of the malaria adjusted deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa with the most vulnerable populations of children under-five and pregnant women (Oyekale, 2015). Although there has been a reduction in all-cause mortality in malaria endemic regions of sub-Saharan African, malaria is the fourth leading cause of childhood mortality (Jakubowski et al., 2017). Individuals with low-density infection contribute to the transmission cycle but are difficult to capture because they may lack symptoms. This study will focus on malarial signs and symptoms, laboratory markers, and its relationship with low-density parasite infection in high endemic and low endemic regions in order to aid in identification of these individuals.