Modupe Oluyemisi Olopade

  • 2019 Summer Intern

Modupeola Oluyemisi Olopade is a Nigerian psychiatric nurse and social worker with over three decades of experience in prevention of mental illness, promotion of mental health, and caring for the mentally challenged in hospital settings, primary health care centers, and the community. She is an Assistant Chief Nursing Officer in the Aro Primary Care Mental Health Program at the Nigerian Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Modupe has a Registered Psychiatric Nursing Certificate from the Nigerian Federal School of Psychiatric Nursing as well as a Post Graduate Diploma and MSc in Social Work from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.  In 2010, she received the Association of Psychiatric Nurses Award for her work on the integration of mental health into primary health care throughout Nigeria.

As a summer intern with the Global Mental Health Programs, Modupe worked with GMHP’s Communications and Publications Coordinator, Liza Magill, on global mental health communications. She wrote a Perspectives piece based on her experience as a psychiatric nurse in Nigeria to be featured on the Global Clinical Practice Network website, drafted numerous grant proposal sections for her home institution in Nigeria, Aro Primary Care Mental Health Program, and developed and completed a presentation about the Aro Primary Care Mental Health Program to colleagues at Columbia University.  In addition, she worked with Dr. Sabrina Hermosilla on a secondary project to improve grant and personal proposal budgeting skills using Microsoft Excel software.

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