Adejoke Bolanle Ayoola


Adejoke Ayoola

Education

  • PhD Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. 2007
  • MSN Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife, Nigeria. 1998
  • BSN Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife, Nigeria. 1991

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, August 2014 - Present; Department of Nursing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Assistant Professor, August 2007- 2014; Department of Nursing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Research Assistant, Jan. 2005 – Date: Project Understand: Designing interventions to reduce unintended pregnancy risks and encourage early pregnancy recognition among women. Department of Medicine, Michigan State University. Principal Investigator, Dr. Mary Nettleman
  • Research Assistant, Jan. 2004 – Dec. 2004: Teen Health Project: Reducing unintended pregnancy among adolescents. College of Nursing, Michigan State University. Principal Investigator, Prof. Anne Teitelman
  • Research Aide, Sep. 2003 – Dec. 2003: Nutrition Education Aimed at Toddlers. College of Nursing, Michigan State University. Principal Investigator, Prof. Mildred Omar Horodynski 
  • Senior Nurse Tutor, Nov. 2000 – Aug. 2003: Post-Basic Nursing School, National Ear Care Center, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Program Officer, Sept. 1999 – Oct. 2000: Action Health Incorporation, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Program Officer, Jun. 1998 – Aug. 1999: Women Health Promotion Project, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Nurse Tutor (Graduate Assistant), Apr. 1994 – June 1998: Department of Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
  • Midwife Tutor, May 1993 – Jan. 1994: School of Midwifery, Oluyoro Catholic Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Academic interests

Specialty

  • Pregnant Women and Infants

Research and scholarship

Publications

  • Adams, Y. J., Stommel, M., Ayoola, A. B., Horodynski, M., Malata A., and Smith, B. (2016) Use and evaluation of postpartum care services in rural Malawi. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 49(1), 1-9. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12257. Epub 2016 Oct 25.
  • Ayoola, A. B., Tonlaar, J. Y. Kamp, K. J., Zandee, G., Feentra, C. and Doornbos, M. M. Promoting the future of nursing by increasing zest for research in undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Professional Nursing (2016). doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2016.08.011. Epub 2016 Aug 21.
  • Ayoola, A.B., Sneller, K., Ebeye, T. D., Dykstra, M., Ellens, V. L., Lee, H. G., & Zandee, G. (2016). Preconception health behaviors of low-income women living in medically underserved neighborhoods. MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing 41(5), 293-298. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000263.
  • Ayoola, A. B., Zandee, G., and Tonlaar, J. Y. (2016). Women's knowledge of ovulation, the menstrual cycle and its associated reproductive changes. Birth, 43(3), 255-262. (Online version published May 2016.) doi: 10.1111/birt.12237.
  • Ayoola, A.B., Slager, D., Feenstra, C. & Zandee. G.L. (2015). A feasibility study of women's confidence and comfort in use of a kit to monitor ovulation. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 60(5), 604-609. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12347.
  • Zandee, G.L., Bossenbroek, D. Slager, Gordon, B., Ayoola, A.B., Doornbos, M.M. & Lima, A. (2015). The impact of integrating community-based participatory research into a baccalaureate nursing curriculum. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(7), 394-398. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20150617-07.
  • Ayoola, A.B. (2015). Late recognition of unintended pregnancies. Public Health Nursing, 462-470. doi: 10.111/phn.12182. Epub 2015 Feb 6.
  • Doornbos, M.M., Ayoola, A.B., Topp, R. & Zandee, G.L. (2015). Conducting research with community groups. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(10), 1323–1339. http://doi.org/10.1177/0193945915573633.
  • Jansen, D.A., Jadack, R.A., Ayoola, A.B., Doornbos, M.M., Dunn, S., Moch, S.D., Moore, E.M., and Wagner, G. (2015) Embedding research in undergraduate learning opportunities. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(10), 1340–1358. http://doi.org/10.1177/0193945915571136.
  • Ayoola, A.B., Zandee, G.L., Johnson,E., & Pennings, K. (2014). Contraceptive use among low-income women living in medically underserved neighborhoods. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing. 43(4), 455-464. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12462.
  • Ayoola, A.B., Zandee, G.L. (2013). Low-income women's recommendations on promoting early pregnancy recognition. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 58(4), 416-422. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12078.

Presentations

  • Ayoola, A.B. and Zandee, G. “Women’s Health Promotion Project (WOHPP): Final Result" Kent County Infant Health Team, Grand Rapids, Michigan. January 9, 2018.
  • Ayoola, A. B. Time of the month: Understanding Menstruation and Fertility. Sexuality Series. Ayoola, A. B. Event on Sexuality Education. Calvin College CFAC, Grand Rapids, MI. October 3, 2017.
  • Ayoola, A. B. Vision 2029: Will Calvin be a comprehensive liberal arts college or a liberal arts University? Grand Rapids, MI, Nov 9, 2017.
  • Ayoola, A.B. “Writing Proposals that attract Grants, Use of Mixed Methods and Statistical Analysis.” Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria; August 1, 2017.
  • Ayoola, A.B. “Writing Proposals that attract Grants, Use of Mixed Methods and Statistical Analysis.” Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria; July 25, 2017.
    Ayoola, A.B.International Best Practices for Laboratory and Clinical Teaching of Nursing Students.” Obafem Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria; July 20, 2017.
  • Ayoola, A.B. “Running a Faith based University Programme in a Secular World- the experience of Calvin College.” Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria; July 18, 2017.
  • Ayoola, A.B. “Promoting Health in Grand Rapids Neighborhoods through Nursing Education and Research” Calvin College Heritage Class reunion program, Grand Rapids, MI; June 24, 2016.
  • Ayoola, A.B. Promoting the Health of Urban-Dwelling Adults and Children: A Nursing Professor’s Vision for the Church in Community” Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, MI; June 22, 2016.
  • Ayoola A.B. presented on Women’s Health Promotion Project as part of a panel session on “Calvin College Nursing Faculty: Improving Health in Grand Rapids Neighborhoods” at Calvin College Department of Nursing Evidence-Based Community Engagement in Nursing Conference, at Prince Conference Center, Grand Rapids, MI; April 1, 2016.
  • Ayoola, A.B. "Promoting the future of nursing through excellence in research.” Key note Speaker at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Kappa Epsilon-at-Large (STTI-KE) Chapter, Grand Rapids, Michigan; December 5, 2015.
  • Ayoola, Adejoke B., Zandee, G. Sneller, K. DeGroot, L., & Datema, S., "Mother's self-efficacy of teaching their daughters about ovulation and the menstrual cycle." 2015 Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) 39th Annual Research Conference,  in Indianapolis, Indiana; April 15-19, 2015
  • Doornbos, M.M. and Ayoola, A.B., "Investing in the future - Graduate school facilitators and barriers." 2015 Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) 39th Annual Research Conference, April 15-19, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Kamp, K.P., and Ayoola, A.B., "Characteristics of women who received inadequate prenatal care in Michigan." Submitted to 2015 Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) 39th Annual Research Conference, April 16-19, 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Ayoola, A.B. “Women’s Health Promotion Project (WOHPP): Preliminary Findings and Progress," Kent County Infant Health Team, Grand Rapids, Michigan. January 13, 2015
  • Ayoola, A.B. "Promoting the future of nursing through excellence in research.” Key note Speaker at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Kappa Epsilon-at-Large (STTI-KE) Chapter, Grand Rapids, Michigan. December 5, 2015.
  • Ayoola, A.B., Zandee, G.L. and DeGroot., L., "Low-income women's knowledge of the reproductive system and basic birth control methods." National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, September 18-20, 2014.
  • Ayoola, A.B. Reproductive knowledge education: Tools for improving the health of both mother and child. Faculty Lectureship Award Series at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. April 17, 2014.
  • Ayoola, A.B. Implementing clinical research and scholarly projects; panelist at the session at Centers of Distinction Grand Valley State University Kirkhof College of Nursing's Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation, Grand Rapids, MI; December 9, 2013
  • Ayoola, A.BExploring Life Choices: A women’s Panel. One of the panelists at the session at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI; November 13, 2013.
  • Ayoola, A.B. International Faculty Issues in the Classroom; panelist for the Teaching Fellows session, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI; April 18 2011.
  • Ayoola, A.B. Half the Sky panel Book Club; panelist for book review on women’s health issues, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI; March 31, 2010.
  • Ayoola, A.B. Simulation in nursing: An important educational resource. Department of Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria; June 2009.

Other Scholarship Activities

  • Reviewer Public Health Nursing 2015 - Present
  • Reviewer Maternal and Child Health Journal 2014 - Present
  • Reviewer American Nurses Foundation 2013 - 2015
  • Reviewer Maternal and Child Health Journal 2013 - Present
  • Reviewer African Journal of Reproductive Health 2012 - Present
  • Reviewer Western Journal of Nursing Research 2012 - Present
  • Reviewer Women's Health 2012 - Present
  • Reviewer American Journal of Public Health 2011 - Present
  • Reviewer Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing 2009 - Present
  • Reviewer Bulletin of the World Health Organization  2007 - Present

Professional associations

  • Member, Honors Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society

Awards

  • Nurse Faculty Scholar, Robert Woods Johnson Foundation 2012-2015
  • Faculty Lectureship Award, Calvin College 2013 Academic Year
  • New Investigator Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Women's Health & Transitions in Childbearing Research Section's 2013
  • Top 20 Medical & Nursing Professors in Michigan, Online schools in Michigan and CNA classes 2013
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Obafemi Awolowo University College of Health Sciences, Ife-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria 2012
  • Excellence in Nursing Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society (Kappa Epsilon Chapter) 2009

Grants

  • Preconception Reproductive Knowledge Promotion (PREKNOP) - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) ID #70315; Nurse Faculty Scholar award for $350,000.  Principal Investigator. 2012-2015.
  • Preconception Reproductive Knowledge Promotion, Calvin Science Division Summer Grant for $8,000. 2013-2014.
  • Preconception Reproductive Knowledge Promotion, Calvin Alumni Association Grant for $4,000. 2012-2013.
  • Preconception Reproductive Knowledge Promotion, Calvin Nursing Department, Marian Petersen Research Fund for $2,000. 2012-2013
  • Preconception Reproductive Knowledge Promotion, Calvin Science Division Summer Grant for $1,400. 2012-2013

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