Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH
Director and Principle Investigator, Evaluation and Institutional Assessment and Prevention Research Center
Morehouse School of Medicine
- Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Tabia Henry Akintobi received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and earned both a Master’s of Public Health and Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Health from the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health with specializations in social and behavioral sciences, community and family health. She is the Associate Dean of Community Engagement at the Morehouse School of Medicine and is an Associate Professor within its Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine. She serves as Principal Investigator of the Morehouse School of Medicine’s Prevention Research Center (PRC), funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to conduct community-based participatory research. She represents the Center in collaboration with institutional, local and national leaders seeking to facilitate effective translational research and evaluation between academicians and communities. 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 Morehouse School of Medicine 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. In this role, she advises development of evaluations for institutional initiatives warranting stakeholder input and assessment that are central to institutional strategic planning and decision-making. She conducts these activities incorporating her expertise in the areas of community-engaged research, social marketing and participatory evaluation.