The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) has announced that Professor Prisca Olabisi Adejumo, PhD, RN, RM, FP, BSN, MSN, FWACN, IIWCC of the Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (CoMUI), will join 32 other world-renowned nurse researchers to be inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. This event will take place at the 33rd International Nursing Research Congress in Scotland in the month of July 2022. This will be the 13th presentation of inductees who will join 238 distinguished nurses who were previously inducted. Read the full release at this link:
Professor Adejumo obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Medical Surgical Nursing in 1996 and 1999 respectively from the University of Ibadan. She then obtained a Masters in Medical Sociology in 2000 and went on to complete a doctoral in Medical Sociology and Genetics in 2011 also at the University of Ibadan. She had periods of training in the College of Nursing, University of Iowa and the University of Chicago and went on to obtain another doctoral in Nursing in 2016 from the University of Ibadan.
Professor Adejumo is both a Nurse Practitioner and Medical Sociologist with expertise in ethnographic and survey research, psychosocial determinants of human behaviour in health, health communication and behaviour modification. Her research interests focus on health and professional education, cancer genetics, genetic counselling and risk factors for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). She has led several research and training projects with local and international partnerships and published over a hundred peer review articles. She is the immediate past Head of Nursing and her tenure was marked with much transformation and impact. She is also a member of the competencies committee of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.
Some of her on-going research work includes the “African Association for Health Professions Education and Research/The African Forum for Research and Education for Health (AFREhealth)”, “Implementation Science of Genetics of stroke within the SIBS Genomics Study (SIBS-Gen-Gen)”, “Establishing West African Oncogenetics Network” and “Gynecological Cancers Genetic Risk Assessment for Cancer Prevention and Treatment (GRASP-T Study)”.
Some of her published work can be found at
Prisca is happily married to Professor Adebayo Adejumo, BSc Nursing; MSc Clinical Psy; PhD Dev. Psy (Ibadan); MHSc Bioethics (Univ of Toronto, Canada), a Professor of Health Psychology and Research Ethics at the University of Ibadan and they are blessed with wonderful children and grandchildren.
On behalf of the entire College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (CoMUI) community, I congratulate Professor Prisca Olabisi Adejumo and thank her for showcasing CoMUI to the global world of nursing. We wish her more laurels and accolades in the years to come.
Olayinka Omigbodun, FAS, FNAMed, FAMedS
Professor of Psychiatry and Provost