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Angela Omondi, DrPH, MPH, CHES

Visiting Assistant Professor

Concentration: Behavioral Health Promotion and Education


Office Phone: 601-979-8850


Institution and Location Degree  Year Concentration
Jackson State University – Jackson, MS DrPH 2021 Behavioral Health and Health Education
Florida International University – Miami, FL MPH 2015 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
University of Eastern Africa Baraton BS 2011 Foods and Nutrition
Institute of Healthcare Management Diploma in Community Health 2006 Community Health


Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES); Certification #25678 2015
Registered Dietician – Nairobi, Kenya; Registration #B/0738/11 2010

Professional Experience:

Institution Area of Interest Position Duties Date(s)
Jackson State University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Develops nutrition and maternal and child health curriculum
  • Engages in scholarly activities that enhance departmental curricular
  • Teaches and supervises graduate students
  • Provides the department chair with feedback on students’ progress
  • Delivers guest lectures and presentations as needed
  • Attends educational conferences and seminars
  • Assists with other duties related to teaching and mentoring of students as needed
August 2022 – Present
University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Visiting Scientist
  • Managed program evaluation deliverables and support report development
  • Communicated with PI, co-investigator project leads, and funder support teams to coordinate evaluative activities and reporting
  • Supported data collection activities and updated evaluative databases
  • Wrote progress reports and annual reports for funders and participated in authoring manuscripts for publication
  • Presented research findings at conferences
 September 2021 – August 2022
Unicaf Partner Universities (Liverpool John Moores University, University of South Wales, and University of Suffolk Online Public Health Faculty
  • Develops health promotion curriculum
  • Evaluate students’ progress and implement an individualized education plan for each student
  • Grade students’ formative and summative assessments
  • Implements collaborative learning techniques into every module session
  • Tutor and mentor masters and undergraduate students
  • Corresponds with students in an online virtual learning environment, and other-related online inter-campus communication systems
  • Supervise students’ research activities and final projects
  • Provides timely grade posting and feedback to students
  • Manages and uploads online reading materials and resources
February 2018 – Present
Kenyatta National Hospital Nutrition Consultant/Educator
  • Provided nutrition education to mothers of malnourished children through demonstration of dietary advice/counseling in the pediatric demonstration unit and wards
  • Carried out the nutritional care process of patients by assessing patients’ nutritional status, planning their nutritional care, implementation, and evaluation of care
  • Trained extensively in comprehensive feeding and integrated management of acute malnutrition (IMAM) in the pediatric clinic
  • Created diet plan based on the assessment of patients
  • Counseled HIV mothers in the prevention of maternal to child transmission (PMTCT) clinics on proper breastfeeding practices to prevent the transmission of HIV to infants
January 2011 – September 2012

Research Experience:

Institution Area/Department Position Duties Date(s)
University of Mississippi Medical Center John D. Bower School of Population Health Science STI Research Lab Researcher III
    • Coordinated NIH-funded clinical trials in the STI working group related to PrEP and/or STIs among racial-ethnic, sexual, and gender minority populations
    • Coordinated randomized controlled studies with recruitment, retention, and follow-up of study participants
    • Performed scientific reviews of methods and study designs for the STI working group
  • Assisted research faculty with preparing manuscripts and grant proposals
December 2019 – August 2021
Jackson State University, School of Public Health Department of Behavioral and Environmental Health Graduate Assistant
  • Collaborated with faculty and students to co-author peer-reviewed publications
  • Attended scientific conferences as needed
  • Conducted independent research under the supervision of major advisor
 August 2017 – March 2020
Florida International University Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) Graduate Research Assistant
  • Conducted literature reviews on strategic planning and development that generated ideas for FIU’s 2020 strategic plan
  • Oversaw all facets of the daily strategic operations of ORED
      • Evaluated how hospitals and patients in South Florida use Health Information Technology in improving patients outcomes
 January 2014 – December 2015
University of Nairobi School of Medicine HIV Research Coordinator
  • Planned and directed research activities to develop and implement interventions that targeted HIV-positive women in slum areas in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Led research and ata analytic activities to investigate the role of Omega 3 fatty acids in decreasing depression symptoms among HIV-positive pregnant women
  • Provided and coordinated appropriate nutritional education at household and clinic levels
  • Supervised and ensured accurate and timely reporting of HIV intervention reports in selected health centers
 June 2012- July 2013


Institution Area/Department Position Duties Date(s)
Tougaloo College Owens Health and Wellness Center DrPH Practicum Resident
  • Developed tools and methodology for the employee needs assessment
  • Facilitated the planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of the employee wellness needs assessment
  • Conducted an in-depth analysis of the needs assessment qualitative and quantitative data using thematic analysis, and SAS software
  • Produced the needs assessment report and provided recommendations for employee workplace wellness policy
  • Developed and presented a comprehensive participatory needs assessment report to the Board of Trustees
  • Kept abreast with the current national employee wellness policies and initiatives
  • Explored ideas and opportunities for health programs that increase employee wellness participation
 October 2018 – July 2019
Baptist Health South Florida Congregational Health Department Community Health Educator
  • Organized agency events and health fairs coordinating with the program director to provide information on program services to the community
  • Generated reports to include implemented activities and details of highlights, accomplishments, and challenges
  • Planned and conducted presentations on various health topics to participants of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Collaborated with community representatives and agencies on the assessment of health problems, setting priorities , and planning of health education
  • Participated in congregational health training to lay programs in small group ministries
  • Contacted health support group facilitators interested in support groups to assist in planning health promotion activities
 January 2015 – September 2015

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Burns, P. A., Teng, F., Omondi, A. A., Burton, E. T., & Ward, L. (2022). Sex education and sexual risk behavior  among adolescents and youth in the Deep South: Implications for youth HIV prevention. Southern Medical Journal, 115(5), 310–314.

Anyimukwu, C., & Omondi, A. A. (2021). Assessment of psychosocial interventions in opioid cessation: A systematic review. Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education, 64(2), 62-86.

Burns, P., Omondi, A. A., Monger, M., Washington, R., Gomillia, C…………& Mena, L. A. (2021).
Meet me where I am: An evaluation of an HIV patient navigation intervention to increase uptake of PrEP among Black men who have sex with men in the Deep South. Journal of Racial Ethnic Health Disparities. doi: 10.1007/s40615-020-00933-1

Pierre-Victor, D., Stephens, D. P., Omondi, A.A., Clarke, R., Jean-Baptiste, N., & Madhivanan, P. (2018). Barriers to HPV vaccination among unvaccinated, Haitian American college women. Health Equity, 2(1), 90–97.

Selected Conference Presentations & Peer-Reviewed Abstracts:

  1. Omondi, A. A., & Shaw-Ridley, M. (2022). Cervical cancer screening among Younger Black Women:
    From Mississippi to Kenya Snapshots. Proceedings of the International Union for Health
    Promotion and Education Annual Meeting 24. Abstract Available from:
  2. Omondi, A. A., & Shaw-Ridley, M. (2021). Cervical cancer screening experiences among younger
    women in Mississippi. Proceedings of the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting,
    149. Denver, Colorado.
  3. Anyimukwu, C., Omondi, A. A., & Milton, E. (2019). Reducing food insecurity in the state of
    Mississippi: Advocating for change. Proceedings of the American Public Health Association
    Annual Meeting, 147, Session, 4299.0. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  4. Milton, E., Anyimukwu, C., & Omondi, A. A. (2019). Characteristics of fragile community in rural
    Mississippi: A snapshot of health disparities. Proceedings of the American Public Health
    Association Annual Meeting, 147, Session, 3073.0. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  5. Ogungbe, O., Omondi, A.A., Watts, A., & Roberts, J. (2018). Perception of contraception among
    NEWLY enrolled college students. Proceedings of the American Public Health Association
    Annual Meeting, 146, Session, 3216. San Diego, California
  6. Ogungbe, O., Omondi, A.A., Watts, A., & Roberts, J. (2018). First-year experience: A medium for
    sexual health education. Proceedings of the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting,
    146, Session, 4316. San Diego, California
  7. Omondi, A.A., Anyimukwu, C., & Milton, E. (2019). Advocating for HPV vaccine in Mississippi.
    Proceedings of the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 147, Session, 4387.0.
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  8. Omondi A. A., Anyimukwu, C., & Milton, E. (2019). Advocating for Human Papillomavirus vaccine law
    in Mississippi. Proceedings of the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 147,
    Session, 4299.0. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  9. Omondi, A. A., Shaw-Ridley, M., & De la Pena, N., A. (2018). Revisiting the ABC MODEL: Abstain,
    Be faithful, use a condom. Proceedings of the American Public Health Association Annual
    Meeting, 146, Session, 2056. San Diego, California
  10. Omondi, A.A., Shaw-Ridley, M (2015). Theories, misconceptions, media, and the public: Ebola in
    perspectives. Proceedings of the 66th Annual Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE)
    conference. Portland, Oregon.

Fellowships and Academic Awards:

  • Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations (CEESP) Fellowship – 2021
  • Jackson State University School of Public Health Scholarship – 2017-2020
  • Society for Public Health Education 21st Century Scholarship – 2016
  • Delta Society for Public Health Educators July 2018 Students Spotlight
  • Alpha Epsilon Lambda, The Honor Society of Graduate and Professional School Students awarded to top scholars – 2019
  • Golden Key International Honor Society awarded to top scholars – 2019

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Public Health Association (AHPA)
  • National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)
  • Mississippi Public Health Association (MPHA)
  • Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) – Co-chair, membership committee (2015-2016)
  • Kenya Nutritionist and Dietetics Association (KNDA)

Community Service/Engagements:

Word of Life, Ridgeland, Mississippi  – 2019-Present
Church Nursery Volunteer

  • Oversee the child registration process
  • Provide childcare services during service celebrations
  • Clean and tidy the nursery after children leave
  • Attend occasional early childhood ministry meetings
  • Complete other tasks as assigned

Dr. Angela Omondi CV