Everlyne G. Ogugu, Ph.D., R.N.
Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellow
Specialty: Sleep health in older adults and their family caregivers
Everlyne G. Ogugu is a Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellow at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She is mentored by Professor Janice F. Bell. Ogugu’s research work has focused on human caring, gender issues, cardiovascular health and sleep health. Her current research is on individual, social and societal factors that influence sleep in older adults and their family caregivers, as well as dyadic and family-centered interventions for improving sleep health.
Prior to joining the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing as a postdoctoral scholar, she was a graduate research assistant at the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing while she worked toward a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Nursing.
Ogugu began her nursing career as a staff nurse and nursing supervisor for hospitals in Kenya. She later served as an assistant lecturer for the School of Nursing at Mount Kenya University in Kenya.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Eastern Africa Baraton followed by a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Nairobi. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Nursing from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, where she also completed the Family Caregiving Graduate Academic Certificate. Her dissertation focused on habitual sleep duration in adults with hypertension and its relationship with hypertension control.
During her four years as a doctoral student at the School of Nursing, she was awarded a number of teaching and research fellowships. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Sleep Research Society, the Gerontological Society of America, National Nurses Association of Kenya, American Nurses Association, and the International Association of Human Caring.
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