Oluwatoyin (Toyin) Olukotun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing 

Toyin OlukotunToyin Olukotun joined the University of Portland in October 2020. She received both her B.S. and Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Upon graduation from her doctoral program, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health disparities and health service research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Her program of research focuses on advancing health equity in African Americans and immigrant populations using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. To that end, Toyin has disseminated her research findings through several peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. As an educator, Toyin has taught a variety of courses including global health, cultural diversity, nursing skills and fundamentals, and health systems. In her classrooms, she aims to foster an inclusive and safe environment where students from various backgrounds can succeed. She is passionate about mentoring first-generation nursing students and is thrilled to be preparing the next generation of nurses for their professional careers. For leisure, she enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music, and trying diverse cuisines.