Bukola Salami


Dr Bukola Salami is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Windsor and her Master of Nursing and PhD in Nursing from the University of Toronto. Her research program focuses on policies and practices shaping migrants health. She has lead research projects on African immigrant child health, immigrant mental health, access to healthcare for immigrant children, Black youth mental health, health of internally displaced children, and parenting practices of African immigrants. She founded and leads an African migrant child research network of 35 scholars from 4 continent. In 2020, she founded the Black Youth Mentorship and Leadership Program at the University of Alberta. Her work on Black youth mental health lead to the creation of a mental health clinic in Alberta. She has also presented her work to policy makers. In March 2021, she was invited to present her work to Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and four other ministers. She is involved in several community volunteer initiatives including serving as a public member on the Council of the Alberta College of Social Worker, the Public Health Agency of Canada Working Group on the Mental Health of Black Canadian, the advisory Board of the CIHR Institute for Human Development, Child and Youth Health, the Bell Lets Talk Funding advisory committee, and active involvement with the Black Opportunities Fund. She is an Associate Editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) and on the Editorial Board of Nursing Inquiry and Qualitative Health Research Journal. Dr. Salami has received several awards for research excellence and community engagement. In 2020, she became a recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, the highest research award in nursing. In 2021, she became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Nursing.

Discipline: Nursing

Centre: University of Alberta

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