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ONYEJEBOSE OKEM OKWUMABUA

Professor

Health Sport Sciences

Office Location: 275 Fieldhouse

Phone: (901) 678-4953

Email: ookwumab@memphis.edu

  • Okwumabua, J.O. & Williams, C. & Xueming Mei, MS. (2012). Drug attitude, self-esteem, decision-making, conflict resolution, and family management: Predictive factors for substance use among at risk adolescents. A paper presented at 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.
  •     Okwumabua, J.O. & Williams, C. (2011). Reducing the burden of stroke in African American communities: Perspectives of the faith leaders of color. A paper preneted at 139th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.
  •       Okwumabua, J.O. & Okwumabua, T.M. (2011, March). Minority health research: Critical reflections on the role of acculturation in eliminating health disparities. A Professional Development Luncheon Seminar on "The Art and Science of Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR): Methods, Measures, and Evidence for Health Behavior Change." The American Academy of Health Behavior, 11th Annual Scientific Meeting, Hilton Head, South Carolina.
  •     Okwumabua, J.O. (2009, October). Let the Circle Be Unbroken: Implementing a community-based prevention program for African American adolescent males. An intervention approach presented at the national conference of the Think Tank for African American Progress, Memphis, Tennessee. (Invited presentation)

  •  Okwumabua, J.O., Edwards, S.M., & Wong, S.P. (2008). HIV knowledge, adaptive and maladaptive cognitions in relation to the threat of HIV infection among African American females of childbearing age. A paper presented at 136th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.
  •     Okwumabua, J.O. (2007). Rapid assessment, response, and evaluation (RARE) project: HIV/AIDS crisis response field study, Memphis and Shelby County , Tennessee. A report presented at the summit of the West Tennessee Health Diversity Institute and the Division of Minority Health and Health Disparity Elimination, Tennessee Department of Health, Memphis, Tennessee.
  •     Okwumabua, J.O., Rosato, F., Okwumabua, T.M., & Wong, S.P. (2007). Health promotion trial with mental patients:A community-based partnership. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Savannah, Georgia.

        
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Edwards, S., & Chatman, D. (2005). Project HOPE: HIV/AIDS prevention outreach with high-risk African American females of childbearing age. A paper presented at 133nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Glover, V.D., Edwards, S., & Foster, N. (2004). Preventing HIV/AIDS incidence in West Tennessee: A crisis response field study. A paper presented at 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Williams, C. & Glover, V. (2004). Community coalition toward syphilis elimination: Perspectives of community residents and organizations. A paper presented at the American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Scientific Conference, Sedona, Arizona.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Jones, A., Neal, T., & McFarland, S. (2003). Attitudes, intentions, and self-efficacy concerning condom use among high risk African American females of childbearing age. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (2003, January). Preventing HIV/AIDS incidence in Memphis/Shelby County, Tennessee: Rapid assessment, response, and evaluation project (RARE). A Technical Report presented to the City of Memphis Government, Memphis/Shelby County Health Department, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, and community-based organizations, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Wong, S.P., & Okwumabua, T.M. (2003. March). Anger expression mode, depressive symptoms, decision making, and hopelessness among African American adolescents. Paper presented at the American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Scientific Conference, St. Augustine, Florida.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. & Williams, C. (2003, March). Building community coalition toward syphilis elimination: Perspectives of community residents and organizations. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Society of Allied Health , West Palm Beach , Florida.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Wong, S.P., & Wright, T.D. (2001, October). Depressive symptoms and decision making among African American youth. A paper presented at the 129th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Glover, V.C., Bolden, D.S., & Edwards, S. (2000, November). Perspectives of low-income African Americans on syphilis and HIV: Implications for prevention approaches. A paper presented at the 128th Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Wong, S.P., & Wright, T.D. (2000, September). Depressive symptoms and decision making patterns among low-income African American youth. A paper presented at the First Annual Conference of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Abstract published in the American Journal of Health Behavior (2000), 25, 321-322.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1999, February). Building self-esteem through social skills training and cultural awareness: A community-based approach for preventing violence among African American youth. A paper presented at the 1999 Southern District AAHPERD convention, February 17-21, Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1999, April). Health promotion trial for low-income African American senior citizens: A coalition of senior centers. A paper presented at the 1999 AAHE/AAHPERD National convention, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Kreider, R., & Coble, C. (1997, April). Health Promotion for African American Senior Citizen: Preliminary Findings. A paper presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Baker, F.M., & Wong, S.P., Pilgram, B.O. (1996, November). Characteristics of depressive symptoms in elderly urban and rural African American residents. A paper presented at the 124th Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association, New York, New York.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Bernstein, R., Shead, G., (1996, June). Health promotion trial for senior citizens: A coalition of senior centers. A paper presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the National Council for International Health, Crystal City, Virginia.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Baker, F.M., & Wong, S.P. (1996, April). Depressive Symptoms in Africa American Elderly: A Preliminary Investigation. A paper to be presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Little Rock, Ark.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1995, June). Partnerships to Prevent Violence Among Youth. A paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the National Council for International Health, Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia.
  • Okwumabua, J.O.(1994, November). Building Health Promotion Programs for African American Churches: Accomplishments and Challenges. A paper presented at the Second Annual Conference of the National Smoking Cessation Campaign for African American Women, Silver Spring, MD.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Baker, J., & Henderson, C. (1994, April). Zoofari Walkers: An innovative approach to health promotion in the elderly. A paper resented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Dickens, C. & Pearson, C. (1992, November). Community Coalition for Prevention of Tobacco Use and Stroke in African Americans in Tennessee. A paper presented at the 120th Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Pilgram, B.O. & Walker, H. (1991, March). Depression in Elderly Black Women: A Pilot Study. A paper presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., & Okwumabua, T. M. (1990, February). Implementing Afrocentric Interventions and Treatment. Problems in African-American Communities: Afrocentric Perspectives on Intervention and Treatment. A symposium at the Southern conference on African American Studies, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. & Okwumabua, T.M. (1989, May). Children's Cognitive Level and Health Decision-Making Skills. A paper presented at the 24th Annual Conference of the Association for the Care of Children's Health, 1989, Anaheim, California.
  • Pieh, S.H. & Okwumabua, J.O. (1988, August). Environmental Health Education Program for a Rural Community: The Koinadugu Model Demonstration Project.A paper presentedat the XIII World Conference on Health Education, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. , Okwumabua, T., Winston, B., & Walker, H. (1987, October). Patterns of Drug Use Among Rural Black Youth: Implications for Drug Prevention-Education Programs. A paper presented at the 115th Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Nagy, S., Westerfield, C. & Okwumabua, J.O. (1987, October). Risk Behaviors Related to Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer in Rural Southeastern School-Age Children. A paper presented at the 115th Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Duryea, E.J., & Okwumabua, T.M. (1986, October). An Investigation of Health Decision-Making Skills Among American Indian Adolescents. A paper presented at the American Public Health Association 114th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. & Duryea, E.J. (1986, November). A Test of Education Strategies to Promote Health Decision-Making Among American Indian Seventh-Grade Students. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American School Health Association, Denver, Colorado.
  • Duryea, E.J., Okwumabua, J.O., & Romo, E.D. (1986, April). The Mora Experience: Drug and Alcohol Prevention in Rural, Hispanic Environment. A paper presented at the AAHPERD Annual Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Okwumabua, J.O.(1986, February). Age of Onset, Patterns of Progression, and Periods of Risk on Drug Use Among American Indian High School Students. A paper presented at the AAHPERD (Southern District) Annual Convention in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • Duryea, E.J., Okwumabua, J.O.,& Romo, E.D.(1985, August) The Use of Theory and Reality in Generating a Preventive Alcohol and Drug Program for Rural, Hispanic School System. A paper presented at the Alcohol and Drug Problems Association National Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Duryea, E.J., Okwumabua, J.O. & Rouse, J.(1984, November). Three-Year Follow-Up Outcomes of a Preventive Alcohol Education Program. A paper presented at the American Public Health Association National Conference, School Health Education and Services Section, Anaheim, California.
  • Duryea, E.J. & Okwumabua, J.O. (1984, March). An Exploratory Study of the Health Decision-Making Variables of New York and Montana Ninth-Graders. A paper presented at the AAHPERD Convention, Anaheim, California.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. & Zotigh, R. (1982, November). NAISC-OSHA Industrial Safety and Health Programs for Native Americans: Two Model Demonstration Projects. A paper presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Mahan, J.T., & Biggers, D.J. (1976, March). Tetrazolium Oxidase Polymorphism in Diipodomys ordii, Bufo woodhousei fowleri, and Bufo americanus americanus. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting (Western Region) of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • INVITED PRESENTATIONS (Conferences)
  • Okwumabua, J.O. & Sutherland, M. (2002, March). Research Issues in Priority Populations. Breakfast Roundtable Presentation, Second Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Napa Valley, California.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (2000, April). Determinants of HIV and syphilis incidence in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee: Perspectives of low-income African Americans. A special forum on HIV/AIDS, Memphis and Shelby County Government, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. & Bolden, D.S. (1998, March). Involving the African American faith community toward preventing HIV/AIDS in Memphis and Shelby County. Third Annual African American AIDS Consortium. Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1997, January). Evaluating an African-Centered adolescent pregnancy prevention model. The National Conference on Minority Women's Health, U.S. Public Health Service's Office of Women's Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington,
  • Okwumabua, J. O., Kreider, R., Coble, C. (1996, November). Health promotion for urban senior citizens: A demonstration project. A paper presented at the International Symposium, Sport in the City: Culture, Economic, and Political Considerations, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1996, October). Stroke Belt Initiative: The Tennessee Experience. The National Conference on "Issues of the Heart: Prevention, Management, and Control of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in African Americans", Meharry Medical School, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Gasque, D., & Wall, D. (1995, May). Male Responsibility: Rites of Passage for Males.. A paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Regional Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Council Conference, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1993, April) Community Coalition to Prevent Tobacco Use and Strokes in African-Americans in Shelby County: Strategies and Challenges. A paper presented at the 18th Southeastern Conference on High Blood Pressure, Memphis,Tennessee.
  • Okwumabua, J. O. (1993, November). Community coalition for the prevention of tobacco use and stroke in African Americans in Memphis/Shelby County. A paper presented at the First Annual Conference of the National Smoking Cessation Campaign for African American Women, Annapolis, M.D.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1983, August). Innovative Safety Programs in Operation on Tribal Lands Today - NAPI and NFPI. A paper presented at the 12th Annual Convention of the National American Safety Council, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Other (universities/industry/community-based organizations)
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (2001). Designing and Completing a Needs Assessment. Current Topics in Developmental Disabilities: Promoting Quality of Life Through Good Health, Education, and Community Participation. Interdisciplinary Leadership Training Series, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD), Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1995, December). Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities". A press conference, World AIDS Day, Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1994, August ). "School Counselors: Partners in Violence Prevention". An in-service for K - 12 counselors, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1994, November). "Rites of Passage" Facilitators Training for program facilitators, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, Tennessee .
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1993, November). "Rites of Passage" Facilitators Training for program facilitators, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, Tennessee .
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1991, June)."Traveling Seminar: The University of Western Cape Health and Welfare Mission Project, Bellville, South Africa". An initiative sponsored by Kellogg Foundation with the University of Western Cape to develop a greater coherence among all parts of the University's Health and Welfare Education sector and establish guidelines for its future development. A team of professionals from the University visited major universities and public/community health agencies in the United States to discuss pertinent issues and guidelines.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1988, August). Resistance to Peer Pressure Training Model: Drug Education In-service for Teachers. Geeter Junior High School, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1983, April) "Health Care in Africa in the Year 2000". The Voice of America, Washington, D.C., World Health Day. (Relayed on the Voice of America worldwide).
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1983, April) "Health Care and Wellness: Issues and Problems for the African Nations and a new dimension for United States". FM Radio, Critical Issues and Community Affairs, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., & Winston, B. (1987, March). Social Skills Training: An Approach to Substance Abuse Prevention Among Adolescents. A workshop for principals and teachers, Greene County School System, Eutau, West Alabama.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. & Papenfuss, D. (1983, November). The effect of cardiac rehabilitation on the health and wellness of cardiac outpatients: A retrospective study. A paper presented to the Health Education Research Symposia Series, Health Education Program, Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, The University of New Mexico.
  • Duryea, E.J., & Okwumabua, J.O. (1983, October) An Exploratory Study of the Health Decision-Making Variable of New York and Montana Ninth-Graders. A paper presented to the Health Education Research Symposia Series, Health Education Program, Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, The University of New Mexico.
  • DeFelice, B., & Okwumabua, J.O. (1983, February). Health and Safety Program Planning Workshops (8 hr. session). Target Population: Tribal leaders, health and safety division directors, health program directors and planners, and community health representatives. The National American Indian Safety Council, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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