Olanike Ojelabi, associate project director, specializes in public health and policy research. She is an expert in generating ideas and strategies to improve identifying, reporting, and responding to elder mistreatment. She co-leads projects focused on strengthening health care and adult protective systems to better support older adults’ well-being, including Pathways to Safety, a National Institute of Justice-sponsored initiative.

Ojelabi publishes her work in journals such as Innovation in Aging and Public Administration Review. She regularly presents at national forums, including the Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse. In 2022, she received the Tamkin Scholar Award.

Previously, Ojelabi worked with the Center for Social Policy at the University of Massachusetts. She was instrumental to the data collection processes for the Women’s Power Gap in Higher Education Study, the Massachusetts Early Care and Education Workforce Study, and the Changing Faces of Greater Boston Study.

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.