Tabia Akintobi
Professor & Chair, Community Health & Preventive Medicine, Principal Investigator, Prevention Research Center, Morehouse School of Medicine

Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH is Professor and Chair of Community Health and Preventive Medicine and Associate Dean for Community Engagement at Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a social behavioral scientist, leading, or collaborating in the implementation of translational research and participatory evaluations that address health disparities and advance community/population health transformation, equity and justice. She serves as Principal Investigator of the MSM Prevention Research Center (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the Georgia Community Engaged Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities (National Institutes of Health). She is contact PI, lead or senior advisor for the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research, the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance Community Engagement Program, and Georgia RADx-Underserved Populations-Promoting Engagement and COVID-19 Testing for Health Study, among many others. Her work focuses on community engaged translational research science and the practice of community-based participatory research to understand, develop and implement sustainable research, policy and practice strategies through equitable partnerships.

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