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Tabia K. Henry Akintobi

TitlePrincipal Investigator & Director, Prevention Research Center; Associate Dean, Community Engagement; Director, Evaluation and Institutional Assessment
Faculty RankProfessor
InstitutionMorehouse School of Medicine
DepartmentCommunity Health & Preventive Medicine
Address1513 East Cleveland Avenue Ste. 200-A
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East Point GA 30310
Phone4047521144
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    InstitutionGeorgia State University
    DepartmentCollege of Public Health


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    2000 - 2005McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, Florida Education Fund
    2007 - 2009National Institutes of Health-Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Award , National Institutes of Health
    2013 - 2014Class Day Research Teaching Award, Morehouse School of Medicine
    2013 - 2014Master’s of Public Health Program Teacher of the Year Award, Morehouse School of Medicine
    2016 - 2017Inaugural Champion of Health Award, True Health Broadcasting Network
    2018Culture Change in Academic Medicine Mentoring and Leadership Institute Fellow, Brandeis University

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    Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH is a social behavioral scientist, Associate Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine and Associate Dean of Community Engagement at Morehouse School of Medicine. She received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Health from the University of South Florida. As Principal Investigator of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded Prevention Research Center (PRC) she demonstrates leadership in local, regional, national and global clinical and translational evaluation and research addressing social and public health disparities. She represents the Center in collaboration with institutional, local and national leaders seeking to facilitate effective translational research and evaluation between academicians and communities. She leads other multidisciplinary collaboratives designed to model effective engagement strategies including but not limited to the federally-funded Atlanta Clinical and Translational Institute Community Engagement and Research Program and The Exploratory Center of Excellence on Health Disparities and the Racial Ethnic Approaches to Community Health research infrastructure and implementation grants.

    Her public health leadership is also demonstrated through election to national taskforces designed to shape the science and practice of effective engagement. Among them include the National Institutes of Health National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Collaboration and Engagement Domain Taskforce designed to advance team science towards becoming a major academic model, ensure that translational science is performed and facilitate shared community-academic leadership roles. She is also Chair of the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention PRC Steering Committee designed to advance collective awareness, impact and adoption of best practices implemented through community-engaged research employed by 26 nationally-funded health PRCs. Germane to these efforts are her leadership in community-based participatory research pedagogy and leading experiential learning opportunities for trainees across the health professional career development pipeline.

    In her role as Director of Evaluation and Institutional Assessment, she provides vision and oversight in the development of research, service and training evaluation designs, data analysis, and synthesis for investigators seeking evaluation capacity building, services and associated grant support.

    She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and primers documenting the processes, models and outcomes associated with multisector engagement designed to improve population health. She conducts these activities incorporating her expertise in the areas of community-engaged research, social marketing and participatory evaluation.


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    1. Henry Akintobi T, Sheikhattari P, Shaffer E, Evans CL, Braun KL, Sy AU, Mancera B, Campa A, Miller ST, Sarpong D, Holliday R, Jimenez-Chavez J, Khan S, Hinton C, Sellars-Bates K, Ajewole V, Teufel-Shone NI, McMullin J, Suther S, Kimbro KS, Taylor L, Velez Vega CM, Williams C, Perry G, Zuchner S, Marzan Rodriguez M, Tchounwou PB. Community Engagement Practices at Research Centers in U.S. Minority Institutions: Priority Populations and Innovative Approaches to Advancing Health Disparities Research. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 06 21; 18(12). PMID: 34205781.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Rollins L, Carey T, Proeller A, Anne Adams M, Hooker M, Lyn R, Taylor O, Holden K, Henry Akintobi T. Community-Based Participatory Approach to Increase African Americans' Access to Healthy Foods in Atlanta, GA. J Community Health. 2021 02; 46(1):41-50. PMID: 32424500.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    3. Henry Akintobi T, Jacobs T, Sabbs D, Holden K, Braithwaite R, Johnson LN, Dawes D, Hoffman L. Community Engagement of African Americans in the Era of COVID-19: Considerations, Challenges, Implications, and Recommendations for Public Health. Prev Chronic Dis. 2020 08 13; 17:E83. PMID: 32790605.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    4. Williams-Livingston A, Henry Akintobi T, Banerjee A. Community-Based Participatory Research in Action: The Patient-Centered Medical Home and Neighborhood. J Prim Care Community Health. 2020 Jan-Dec; 11:2150132720968456. PMID: 33203309.
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    5. Henry Akintobi T, Hopkins J, Holden KB, Hefner D, Taylor HA. Tx ™: An Approach and Philosophy to Advance Translation to Transformation. Ethn Dis. 2019; 29(Suppl 2):349-354. PMID: 31308604.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Rollins L, Zellner Lawrence T, Henry Akintobi T, Hopkins J, Banerjee A, De La Rosa M. A Participatory Evaluation Framework for the Implementation of a Transdisciplinary Center for Health Disparities Research. Ethn Dis. 2019; 29(Suppl 2):385-392. PMID: 31308610.
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    7. Pemu P, Josiah Willock R, Alema-Mensa E, Rollins L, Brown M, Saint Clair B, Olorundare E, McCaslin A, Henry Akintobi T, Quarshie A, Ofili E. Achieving Health Equity with e-Healthystrides©: Patient Perspectives of a Consumer Health Information Technology Application. Ethn Dis. 2019; 29(Suppl 2):393-404. PMID: 31308611.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Rollins L, Sy A, Crowell N, Rivers D, Miller A, Cooper P, Teague D, Jackson C, Henry Akintobi T, Ofili E. Learning and Action in Community Health: Using the Health Belief Model to Assess and Educate African American Community Residents about Participation in Clinical Research. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 08 28; 15(9). PMID: 30154351.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    9. Hoffman LM, Rollins L, Henry Akintobi T, Erwin K, Lewis K, Hernandez N, Miller A. Oral Health Intervention for Low-Income African American Men in Atlanta, Georgia. Am J Public Health. 2017 05; 107(S1):S104-S110. PMID: 28661811.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Cooper DL, Hernandez ND, Rollins L, Akintobi TH, McAllister C. HPV vaccine awareness and the association of trust in cancer information from physicians among males. Vaccine. 2017 05 09; 35(20):2661-2667. PMID: 28396210.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Zellner Lawrence T, Henry Akintobi T, Miller A, Archie-Booker E, Johnson T, Evans D. Assessment of a Culturally-Tailored Sexual Health Education Program for African American Youth. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 12 24; 14(1). PMID: 28029131.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Henry-Akintobi T, Laster N, Trotter J, Jacobs D, Johnson T, King Gordon T, Miller A. The Health, Enlightenment, Awareness, and Living (HEAL) Intervention: Outcome of an HIV and Hepatitis B and C Risk Reduction Intervention. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 09 24; 13(10). PMID: 27669284.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Henry Akintobi T, Trotter J, Zellner T, Lenoir S, Evans D, Rollins L, Miller A. Outcomes of a Behavioral Intervention to Increase Condom Use and Reduce HIV Risk Among Urban African American Young Adults. Health Promot Pract. 2016 09; 17(5):751-9. PMID: 27216874.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Akintobi TH, Hoffman LM, McAllister C, Goodin L, Hernandez ND, Rollins L, Miller A. Assessing the Oral Health Needs of African American Men in Low-Income, Urban Communities. Am J Mens Health. 2018 03; 12(2):326-337. PMID: 27008993.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Kegler MC, Blumenthal DS, Akintobi TH, Rodgers K, Erwin K, Thompson W, Hopkins E. Lessons Learned from Three Models that Use Small Grants for Building Academic-Community Partnerships for Research. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016; 27(2):527-48. PMID: 27180693.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Caplan LS, Akintobi TH, Gordon TK, Zellner T, Smith SA, Blumenthal DS. Reducing Disparities by way of a Cancer Disparities Research Training Program. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2016; 9(3):103-114. PMID: 27722034.
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    17. Bolar CL, Hernandez N, Akintobi TH, McAllister C, Ferguson AS, Rollins L, Wrenn G, Okafor M, Collins D, Clem T. Context matters: A community-based study of urban minority parents' views on child health. J Ga Public Health Assoc. 2016; 5(3):212-219. PMID: 27275021.
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    18. Holliday RC, Braithwaite RL, Yancey E, Akintobi T, Stevens-Watkins D, Smith S, Powell CL. Substance Use Correlates of Depression among African American Male Inmates. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016; 27(2A):181-93. PMID: 27133518.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Holden K, Akintobi T, Hopkins J, Belton A, McGregor B, Blanks S, Wrenn G. Community Engaged Leadership to Advance Health Equity and Build Healthier Communities. Soc Sci (Basel). 2016 Mar; 5(1). PMID: 27713839.
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    20. Zellner T, Trotter J, Lenoir S, Walston K, Men-Na'a L, Henry-Akintobi T, Miller A. Color It Real: A Program to Increase Condom Use and Reduce Substance Abuse and Perceived Stress. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Dec 22; 13(1):ijerph13010051. PMID: 26703653.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    21. Akintobi TH, Dawood N, Blumenthal DS. An academic-public health department partnership for education, research, practice, and governance. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2014 May-Jun; 20(3):310-4. PMID: 24667192.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    22. Rodgers KC, Akintobi T, Thompson WW, Evans D, Escoffery C, Kegler MC. A Model for Strengthening Collaborative Research Capacity: Illustrations From the Atlanta Clinical Translational Science Institute. Health Educ Behav. 2014 Jun; 41(3):267-74. PMID: 24311741.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Wingfield JH, Akintobi TH, Jacobs D, Ford ME. The SUCCEED Legacy Grant program: enhancing community capacity to implement evidence-based interventions in breast and cervical cancer. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 May; 23(2 Suppl):62-76. PMID: 22643555.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Akintobi TH, Yancey EM, Daniels P, Mayberry RM, Jacobs D, Berry J. Using evaluability assessment and evaluation capacity-building to strengthen community-based prevention initiatives. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 May; 23(2 Suppl):33-48. PMID: 22643553.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Akintobi TH, Trotter JC, Evans D, Johnson T, Laster N, Jacobs D, King T. Applications in bridging the gap: a community-campus partnership to address sexual health disparities among African-American youth in the south. J Community Health. 2011 Jun; 36(3):486-94. PMID: 21107895.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Mayberry RM, Daniels P, Yancey EM, Akintobi TH, Berry J, Clark N, Dawaghreh A. Enhancing community-based organizations' capacity for HIV/AIDS education and prevention. Eval Program Plann. 2009 Aug; 32(3):213-20. PMID: 19376579.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Mayberry RM, Daniels P, Akintobi TH, Yancey EM, Berry J, Clark N. Community-based organizations' capacity to plan, implement, and evaluate success. J Community Health. 2008 Oct; 33(5):285-92. PMID: 18500451.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    28. Quinn G, Albrecht T, Marshall R, Akintobi TH. "Thinking Like a Marketer": training for a shift in the mindset of the public health workforce. Health Promot Pract. 2005 Apr; 6(2):157-63. PMID: 15855285.
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    29. Akintobi TH, Yancey EM, Muteteke D, Bailey J. Partnership for evaluation of the Bilingual Bicultural Service Demonstration Program: merging public health research and practice. J Interprof Care. 2004 Nov; 18(4):440-1. PMID: 15801558.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    30. Brown KM, Akintobi TH, Pitt S, Berends V, McDermott R, Agron P, Purcell A. California school board members' perceptions of factors influencing school nutrition policy. J Sch Health. 2004 Feb; 74(2):52-8. PMID: 15077499.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Salihu HM, Aliyu MH, Akintobi TH, Pierre-Louis BJ, Kirby RS, Alexander GR. The impact of advanced maternal age (> or = 40 years) on birth outcomes among triplets: a population study. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2005 Feb; 271(2):132-7. PMID: 14685894.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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