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Ernest Alema-Mensah

Faculty RankAssociate Professor
InstitutionMorehouse School of Medicine
DepartmentCommunity Health & Preventive Medicine
Address720 Westveiw Drive, SW
Multidisciplinary Research Center
Atlanta GA 30310
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    TitleAssociate Professor/Database Administrator
    InstitutionMorehouse School of Medicine

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    1994 - 1995Staff Employee Council Award for Outstanding Performance Productivity a, Morehouse School of Medicine
    1996 - 1997Excellence in Academic Family Medicine, Faculty Development Program Award. , Morehouse School of Medicine
    1997 - 1998Morehouse School of Medicine, Award for ten years of Service
    2008 - 2009Morehouse School of Medicine, Award for twenty years of Outstanding Service., Morehouse School of Medicine
    2009 - 2010Honorary Class Member Recognition Award, Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) Class of 2010, Morehouse School of Medicine
    2009 - 2010Teaching Excellence Award, Master of Public Health (MPH) Graduating Class 2009, Morehouse School of Medicine
    2010 - 2011Service Excellence Award, Master of Public Health (MPH) Graduating Class 2010., Morehouse School of Medicine
    2010 - 2011Teaching Excellence Award, Master of Public Health (MPH) Graduating Class 2010., Morehouse School of Medicine
    2012 - 2013Teaching & Service Excellence Award, Master of Public Health (MPH) Graduating Class 2013, Morehouse School of Medicine
    2014 - 2015Award for twenty five years of Outstanding Service , Morehouse School of Medicine
    2014 - 2015Team Spirit Award , Morehouse School of Medicine
    2015 - 2016Teaching Excellence Award, Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) Graduating Class 2015, Morehouse School of Medicine

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    1. Armstrong-Mensah E, Ofori E, Alema-Mensah E, Agyarko-Poku T. HIV destigmatization: perspectives of people living with HIV in the Kumasi Metropolis in Ghana. Front Reprod Health. 2023; 5:1169216. PMID: 37799493.
    2. Ansa BE, Alema-Mensah E, Sheats JQ, Mubasher M, Akintobi TH. Colorectal Cancer Knowledge and Screening Change in African Americans: Implementation Phase Results of the EPICS Cluster RCT. AJPM Focus. 2023 Dec; 2(4):100121. PMID: 37790949.
    3. B?ez A, Idris MY, Lawson K, Mubasher M, Strekalova Y, Green K, Pemu P, Stiles JK, Salazar M, Quarshie A, Caplan LS, Alema-Mensah E, Pearson T, Faupel-Badger J, Engler JA, Ofili EO. Impact of COVID-19 on the Research Career Advancement of Health Equity Scholars from Diverse Backgrounds. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 03 08; 20(6). PMID: 36981658.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    4. Armstrong-Mensah E, Rasheed N, Williams D, Moyer K, Alema-Mensah E, Tetteh AK. Implicit Racial Bias, Health Care Provider Attitudes, and Perceptions of Health Care Quality Among African American College Students in Georgia, USA. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2023 10; 10(5):2600-2612. PMID: 36331715.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Idris MY, Mubasher M, Alema-Mensah E, Awad C, Vordzorgbe K, Ofili E, Ali Quyyumi A, Pemu P. The law of non-usage attrition in a technology-based behavioral intervention for black adults with poor cardiovascular health. PLOS Digit Health. 2022 Oct; 1(10):e0000119. PMID: 36812567.
    6. Armstrong-Mensah EA, Ramsey-White K, Alema-Mensah E, Yankey BA. Preparing Students for the Public Health Workforce: The Role of Effective High-Impact Educational Practices in Undergraduate Public Health Program Curricula. Front Public Health. 2022; 10:790406. PMID: 35400063.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    7. Idris MY, Alema-Mensah E, Olorundare E, Mohammad M, Brown M, Ofili E, Pemu P. Exploring the Discursive Emphasis on Patients and Coaches Who Participated in Technology-Assisted Diabetes Self-management Education: Clinical Implementation Study of Health360x. J Med Internet Res. 2022 03 18; 24(3):e23535. PMID: 35302506.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Mubasher M, Lawson K, Pemu P, Pearson T, Engler J, Baez A, Stiles JK, Salazar MS, Caplan LS, Green K, Hall M, Idris MY, Alema-Mensah E, Strekalova YAL, Thompson WE, Quarshie A, Ofili E. Randomized Controlled Study to Test the Effectiveness of Developmental Network Coaching in the Career Advancement of Diverse Early-Stage Investigators (ESIs): Implementation Challenges and Lessons Learned. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 11 16; 18(22). PMID: 34831759.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    9. Musonge-Effoe JE, Alema-Mensah E, Effoe VS, Akinnawo F, Caplan L. The association between health care coverage and prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes over a 10-year period. Prev Med. 2020 03; 132:105983. PMID: 31954838.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Warren RC, Shedlin MG, Alema-Mensah E, Obasaju C, Hodge DA. Clinical Trials Participation Among African Americans and the Ethics of Trust: Leadership Perspectives. J Healthc Sci Humanit. 2020; 10(1):104-123. PMID: 36818758.
    11. Brown M, Ofili EO, Okirie D, Pemu P, Franklin C, Suk Y, Quarshie A, Mubasher M, Sow C, Montgomery Rice V, Williams D, Brooks M, Alema-Mensah E, Mack D, Dawes D. Morehouse Choice Accountable Care Organization and Education System (MCACO-ES): Integrated Model Delivering Equitable Quality Care. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 08 25; 16(17). PMID: 31450652.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Estiri H, Klann JG, Weiler SR, Alema-Mensah E, Joseph Applegate R, Lozinski G, Patibandla N, Wei K, Adams WG, Natter MD, Ofili EO, Ostasiewski B, Quarshie A, Rosenthal GE, Bernstam EV, Mandl KD, Murphy SN. A federated EHR network data completeness tracking system. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 07 01; 26(7):637-645. PMID: 30925587.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Armstrong-Mensah E, Ramsey-White K, Alema-Mensah E. Integrative Learning in US Undergraduate Public Health Education: A Review of Student Perceptions of Effective High-Impact Educational Practices at Georgia State University. Front Public Health. 2019; 7:101. PMID: 31114777.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    14. Ojeaga A, Alema-Mensah E, Rivers D, Azonobi I, Rivers B. Racial Disparities in HPV-related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Among African American and White Women in the USA. J Cancer Educ. 2019 02; 34(1):66-72. PMID: 28808906.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Thomas TJ, Hopkins JM, Kelsey-Harris R, Omole F, Alema-Mensah E. Sociodemographic and Biometric Factors Associated With Eating Behaviors Among African American Women Aged 18-74. J Ga Public Health Assoc. 2019; 7(2):121-128. PMID: 33907726.
    16. Hall M, Ofili E, Lapu-Bula R, Alema-Mensah E, Miles-Richardson S. Living Arrangement: a Contributor to Vascular Disease in Asymptomatic African American Women. J Ga Public Health Assoc. 2019; 7(2):139-148. PMID: 33907727.
    17. Hall M, Engler J, Hemming J, Alema-Mensah E, Baez A, Lawson K, Quarshie A, Stiles J, Pemu P, Thompson W, Paulsen D, Smith A, Ofili E. Using a Virtual Community (the Health Equity Learning Collaboratory) to Support Early-Stage Investigators Pursuing Grant Funding. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 10 30; 15(11). PMID: 30380777.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Claridy MD, Ansa B, Damus F, Alema-Mensah E, Smith SA. Health-related quality of life of African-American female breast cancer survivors, survivors of other cancers, and those without cancer. Qual Life Res. 2018 08; 27(8):2067-2075. PMID: 29704078.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Ansa BE, Coughlin SS, Alema-Mensah E, Smith SA. Evaluation of Colorectal Cancer Incidence Trends in the United States (2000-2014). J Clin Med. 2018 Jan 30; 7(2). PMID: 29385768.
    20. Abdallah I, Armstrong-Mensah E, Alema-Mensah E, Jones C. Demographic and behavioural risk factors associated with Trichomonas vaginalis among South African HIV-positive men with genital ulcer disease: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2017 Aug 01; 7(7):e013486. PMID: 28765124.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    21. Smith SA, Alema-Mensah E, Yoo W, Ansa BE, Blumenthal DS. Persons Who Failed to Obtain Colorectal Cancer Screening Despite Participation in an Evidence-Based Intervention. J Community Health. 2017 Feb; 42(1):30-34. PMID: 27395048.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Smith SA, Whitehead MS, Sheats JQ, Chubb B, Alema-Mensah E, Ansa BE. Community engagement to address socio-ecological barriers to physical activity among African American breast cancer survivors. J Ga Public Health Assoc. 2017; 6(3):393-397. PMID: 28736768.
    23. Alema-Mensah E, Smith SA, Claridy M, Ede V, Ansa B, Blumenthal DS. Social networks as predictors of colorectal cancer screening in African Americans. J Ga Public Health Assoc. 2017; 6(3):369-372. PMID: 28730185.
    24. Danner OK, Matthews LR, Francis S, Rao VN, Harvey CP, Tobin RP, Wilson KL, Alema-Mensah E, Newell Rogers MK, Childs EW. Vitamin D3 Suppresses Class II Invariant Chain Peptide Expression on Activated B-Lymphocytes: A Plausible Mechanism for Downregulation of Acute Inflammatory Conditions. J Nutr Metab. 2016; 2016:4280876. PMID: 27313879.
    25. Smith SA, Whitehead MS, Sheats JQ, Fontenot B, Alema-Mensah E, Ansa B. Engaging African Americans in developing an intervention to reduce breast cancer recurrence: A brief report. J Ga Public Health Assoc. 2016; 6(1):76-79. PMID: 27563692.
    26. Broadnax D, Waldrop RT, Claridy MD, Booker EA, Alema-Mensah E. Association between intimate partner violence and mentally unhealthy days in women in the U.S. J Ga Public Health Assoc. 2016; 6(Suppl 1):263-270. PMID: 29202117.
    27. Smith SA, Whitehead MS, Sheats JQ, Fontenot B, Alema-Mensah E, Ansa B. Formative research to develop a lifestyle application (app) for African American breast cancer survivors. J Ga Public Health Assoc. 2016; 6(1):50-59. PMID: 27583307.
    28. Smith SA, Claridy MD, Whitehead MS, Sheats JQ, Yoo W, Alema-Mensah E, Ansa BE, Braithwaite RL. Factors associated with body mass index among African American breast cancer survivors. J Ga Public Health Assoc. 2016; 5(3):259-265. PMID: 27019873.
    29. Smith SA, Claridy MD, Smith Whitehead M, Sheats JQ, Yoo W, Alema-Mensah EA, Ansa BE, Coughlin SS. Lifestyle Modification Experiences of African American Breast Cancer Survivors: A Needs Assessment. JMIR Cancer. 2015 Aug 17; 1(2):e9. PMID: 28410162.
    30. Smith SA, Claridy MD, Whitehead MS, Sheats JQ, Yoo W, Alema-Mensah EA, Ansa BE, Coughlin SS. Lifestyle Modification Experiences of African American Breast Cancer Survivors: A Needs Assessment. JMIR Cancer. 2015 Jul-Dec; 1(2). PMID: 26380378.
    31. Ede V, Okafor M, Kinuthia R, Belay Z, Tewolde T, Alema-Mensah E, Satcher D. An Examination of Perceptions in Integrated Care Practice. Community Ment Health J. 2015 Nov; 51(8):949-61. PMID: 25663121.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Abukhdeir HF, Caplan LS, Reese L, Alema-Mensah E. Factors affecting the prevalence of chronic diseases in Palestinian people: an analysis of data from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. East Mediterr Health J. 2013 Apr; 19(4):307-13. PMID: 23882954.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Floyd B, Chandra P, Hall S, Phillips C, Alema-Mensah E, Strayhorn G, Ofili EO, Umpierrez GE. Comparative analysis of the efficacy of continuous glucose monitoring and self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 1 diabetes mellitus. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012 Sep 01; 6(5):1094-102. PMID: 23063035.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Miles-Richardson S, Blumenthal D, Alema-Mensah E. A comparison of breast and cervical cancer legislation and screening in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 May; 23(2 Suppl):98-108. PMID: 22643558.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    35. Lapu-Bula R, Onwuanyi A, Bielo MV, Deffer O, Quarshie A, Alema-Mensah E, Cross JA, Oduwole A, Ofili E. Risk factors for acute non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in a population sample of predominantly African American patients with chest pain and normal coronary arteries. Ethn Dis. 2011; 21(4):421-8. PMID: 22428345.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Pemu PE, Quarshie AQ, Josiah-Willock R, Ojutalayo FO, Alema-Mensah E, Ofili EO. Socio-demographic psychosocial and clinical characteristics of participants in e-HealthyStrides?: an interactive ehealth program to improve diabetes self-management skills. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011; 22(4 Suppl):146-64. PMID: 22102311.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Blumenthal DS, Smith SA, Majett CD, Alema-Mensah E. A trial of 3 interventions to promote colorectal cancer screening in African Americans. Cancer. 2010 Feb 15; 116(4):922-9. PMID: 20052732.
      Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Pulliam JV, Dawaghreh AM, Alema-Mensah E, Plotsky PM. Social defeat stress produces prolonged alterations in acoustic startle and body weight gain in male Long Evans rats. J Psychiatr Res. 2010 Jan; 44(2):106-11. PMID: 19573876.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    39. Wilson CJ, Rust G, Levine R, Alema-Mensah E. Disparities in vision impairment among adults in the United States. Ethn Dis. 2008; 18(2 Suppl 2):S2-242-6. PMID: 18646358.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Mayberry RM, Davis T, Alema-Mensah E, Samadi AR, Finley R, Jones A. Determinants of glycemic status monitoring in Black and White Medicaid beneficiaries with diabetes mellitus. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2005 Nov; 16(4 Suppl A):31-49. PMID: 16327095.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Sung JF, Alema-Mensah E, Blumenthal DS. Inner-city African American women who failed to receive cancer screening following a culturally-appropriate intervention: the role of health insurance. Cancer Detect Prev. 2002; 26(1):28-32. PMID: 12088200.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    42. Quaye EO, Alema-Mensah E, Omeogu C, Alvarez D, Dwamena F, Harris-Hooker S. Lack of adequate attention to elevated blood pressure in an urban hypertensive population. Ethn Dis. 2001; 11(3):454-62. PMID: 11572412.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Ofili EO, Mayberry R, Alema-Mensah E, Saleem S, Hamirani K, Jones C, Salih S, Lankford B, Oduwole A, Igho-Pemu P. Gender differences and practice implications of risk factors for frequent hospitalization for heart failure in an urban center serving predominantly African-American patients. Am J Cardiol. 1999 May 01; 83(9):1350-5. PMID: 10235094.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Sung JF, Blumenthal DS, Alema-Mensah E, McGrady GA. Racial and urban/rural differences in cervical carcinoma in Georgia Medicaid recipients. Cancer. 1997 Jul 15; 80(2):231-6. PMID: 9217035.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Sung JF, Blumenthal DS, Coates RJ, Alema-Mensah E. Knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and cancer screening among inner-city African-American women. J Natl Med Assoc. 1997 Jun; 89(6):405-11. PMID: 9195801.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    46. Sung JF, Harris-Hooker S, Alema-Mensah E, Mayberry R. Is there a difference in hypertensive claim rates among Medicaid recipients? Ethn Dis. 1997; 7(1):19-26. PMID: 9253552.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Sung JF, Blumenthal DS, Coates RJ, Williams JE, Alema-Mensah E, Liff JM. Effect of a cancer screening intervention conducted by lay health workers among inner-city women. Am J Prev Med. 1997 Jan-Feb; 13(1):51-7. PMID: 9037342.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic HealthCTClinical Trials
    48. Sung JF, McGrady GA, Rowley DL, Hogue CJ, Alema-Mensah E, Lypson ML. Interactive effect of race and marital status in low birthweight. Ethn Dis. 1993; 3(2):129-36. PMID: 8324489.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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