Onome Osokpo, MSN, RN is a predoctoral student, a 2018-20 Jonas Scholar, and a Fontaine Scholar at Penn Nursing, and an an Associate Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Osokpo earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree at Stony Brook University and a Master of Science in nursing in the Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Pennsylvania. His degrees prior to nursing comprise a Bachelor of Science in chemistry education and a Master of Science in analytical chemistry.

Osokpo’s research interests focus on black populations in the U.S., which are disproportionately affected by common chronic illnesses. He is particularly interested in identifying systemic and cultural factors influencing self-care behaviors and healthcare utilization—especially the intersections of these factors—in foreign-born (African and Caribbean Immigrants) blacks living with chronic illnesses in the U.S.

Osokpo also is an adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. He previously served as a member of the Diversity Committee of New York State Action Coalition and was a board member of New Careers in Nursing Scholars Association. Osokpo served on the AACN inaugural Graduate Nursing Student Academy Policy Committee. As a consultant and presenter for the Philadelphia Corporation of Aging, he develops and delivers evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion talks to older adults at senior centers within Philadelphia. Osokpo also is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Eastern Nursing Research Society, America Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America and Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. He serves as a journal reviewer for three academic journals.