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Olanike (Nike) Ojelabi

Olanike Ojelabi is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is working on her dissertation, which examines the advocacy and mobilization efforts of immigrant-serving nonprofits in advancing constituents’ political participation in the U.S. Ms. Ojelabi is also a Research Associate with Education Development Center (EDC), an international nonprofit research and development organization headquartered in Waltham, MA. Ms. Ojelabi was introduced to elder abuse research at EDC, where she currently supports a National Institute of Justice-sponsored project examining barriers and facilitators to communication between Adult Protective Services and reporters of elder abuse. Ms. Ojelabi is an emerging scholar in elder abuse research. Her goal is to add new perspectives to the field of elder abuse and prevention by applying her knowledge of immigrant populations, political participation, and public policy to propel the field to address the needs of all populations including immigrants and racial/ethnic minorities. Ms. Ojelabi holds a BSc in Sociology from Bowen University, Nigeria, an MSc. in International Social Policy from the University of Bath, England, and an MS in nonprofit management from Worcester State University, MA

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.