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Oluwatomisin Olayinka PhD, RN, MPH

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Assistant Professor
Department: 
Nursing
Phone: 
(617) 643-7846
Office Location: 
Shouse - 212

Oluwatomisin (Tomisin) Olayinka is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She has been a nurse for 9 years and has practiced in a variety of settings, including acute care transplant and labor and delivery.

Dr. Olayinka’s dissertation research focused on exploring the effect of an affirmative approach to initiate and drive behavior change in an outpatient setting. She completed a small, pilot study that explored the effectiveness of an Appreciative Inquiry intervention to improve self-management in patients with Hypertension.

Dr. Olayinka is passionate about nursing and its role in public health.


Research Interests

Dr. Olayinka’s research interest are health behavior, self-management, obesity, and hypertension.

Publications

Moore, S.M., Killion, C.M., Andrisin, S., Lissemore, F., Primm, T., Olayinka, O., & Borawski, E.A. (2017). Use of Appreciative Inquiry to Engage Parents as Co-Designers of a Weight Management Program for Adolescents. Childhood Obesity

Levers-Landis, C., Olayinka, O., Burant, C. & Moore, S. (2017). A Structural Equation Model of Weight-Related Quality of Life for Adolescents who are Overweight or Obese. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

Presentations

Musil, CM., Olayinka, O., Jack, A. I., Friedman, J., & Moore, S.M.  (September, 2018). Advancing the Science of Brain as Predictor of Behavior Change. Presentation as part of symposium, Brain Phenotypes as Predictors of Behavior Change, 2018 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research: Precision Health, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, Washington, DC.

Musil C. & Olayinka O. (April, 2018). Advancing the Science of Brain as Predictor of Behavior Change. Podium Presentation. Midwest Nursing Research Society 42nd Annual Conference. Cleveland, OH.

Olayinka, O., Adegbite C. & Moore. S.M. (March, 2017). Establishing Inter-rater Reliability of Taxonomy Coding of the Behavior Change Techniques Used in a Weight Management Intervention. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference, San Diego, CA.

Moore S.M., Adegbite-Adeniyi C.,& Olayinka O. (March, 2017). Using Taxonomy Coding to Assess the Theoretical Fidelity of Behavior Change Interventions. Podium Presentation. Midwest Nursing Research Society 41st Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Moore, S.M., Borawski, E., Andrisin, S., Primm, T., Killion, C.M.,& Olayinka, O. (March, 2017). Use of appreciative inquiry to engage parents as co-designers of a weight management intervention for adolescents. Poster presentation at the 17th Annual American Academy of Health Behavior Meeting, Tucson, AZ.

Olayinka, O. & Moore. S.M. (April, 2016). Relationships Between Body Mass Index and Adolescents’ Perceptions of the Impact of Weight on their Quality of Life. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference, Washington DC.

Olayinka, O. & Moore. S.M. (April, 2015). Depressive Symptoms Moderate the Relationships Between Body Mass Index and Adolescents’ Perceptions of the Impact of Weight on their Quality of Life. Poster Presentation. Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) 39th Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Olayinka, O. & Moore. S.M. (April, 2015). Overweight and Obese Children’s Perceptions of the Impact of Weight on Quality of Life. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference, San Antonio, TX.  


Education

BA, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
BSN, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
MPH, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Curriculum Vitae