Onome Henry Osokpo, MSc., MSN, RN is a doctoral candidate, a Kass Scholar, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, a 2018-20 Jonas Scholar at Penn Nursing, and an Associate Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. He earned a BSN at Stony Brook University and an MSN in the Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Pennsylvania. His degrees prior to nursing comprise a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry Education and a Master’s of Science in Analytical Chemistry. Onome’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.
Last updated: August 2020