Tabia Henry Akintobi, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Tabia Henry Akintobi, Ph.D., M.P.H. 


Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Director & Associate Dean

Prevention Research Center & Community Engagement
Location: Buggy Works Bldg 100-A Suite 200
Phone: 404-752-1144


University of South Florida College of Public Health
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health

University of South Florida College of Public Health
Degree: Master of Public Health

Research Interests

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Community and family health
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Diabetes Risk Reduction


  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Clinical and Translational Research
  • Participatory Evaluation
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Social Marketing


Moodley, K., Henry Akintobi, T., Fish, T., & Blumenthal, D. (2018). A pipeline program to address the African crisis in human resources for health. Annals of Global Health, 84(1): 66-76.

Rollins, L, Akintobi, T., Hermstad, A., Cooper, D., Goodin, L., Beane, J., Spivey, S., Riedesel, A., Taylor., L., & Lyn, R. (2017). Community-based approaches to reduce chronic disease disparities in Georgia. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 6(4), 402-410. ISSN:2471-9773.

Henry Akintobi, T., Lockamy, E., Goodin, L., Hernandez, N., Slocumb, T., Blumenthal, D., Braithwaite, R., Leeks, L., Rowland, M, Cotton, T., & Hoffman, L. (2018). Processes and outcomes of a community-based participatory research-driven health needs assessment: A tool for moving health disparity reporting to evidence-based action. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. (12)139-147.

Henry Akintobi, T., Evans Wilkerson, D., Rodgers, K., Escoffery, C., Haardörfer, R., Kegler, M., (2016). Assessment of the Building Collaborative Research Capacity Model: Bridging the community-academic researcher divide. Vol. 6, No. 2

Henry Akintobi, T., Dawood, N., & Blumenthal, D (2014). An Academic-Public Health Department Partnership for Education, Research, Practice and Governance. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 20(3), 310-314. PMID:24667192

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Honors and Awards

  • 2018: Brandeis University Culture Change in Academic Medicine Mentoring and Leadership Fellowship 
  • 2017: National Community-based Organization Network Lucille Webb Award
  • 2015: University of South Florida College of Public Health Inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award
  • 2015: Fulton County Healthy Heart Coalition, Heart of Champions Award
  • 2015: Morehouse School of Medicine Masters of Public Health Program Keystone Award
  • 2014:  Morehouse School of Medicine Masters of Public Health Research Faculty Award
  • 2014: Morehouse School of Medicine Masters of Public Health Program Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2013: Association of American Medical Colleges Mid-Career Women’s Seminar and Professional Development Invitee
  • 2009-2007: National Institutes of Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program Award
  • 2005: Graduate Education Opportunity Grant. Florida State University System
  • 2001: Student Honorary Award for Research and Practice. University of South Florida