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Kiameesha R. Evans, M.P.H., MCHES

Specialist Professor

Health and Physical Education
McAllan Hall

Kiameesha R. Evans, M.P.H., MCHES

Prior to her arrival to Monmouth University in Fall 2016, Kiameesha spent more than 15 years in the non-profit sector, developing partnerships and educational programs in maternal/child health, HIV/AIDS, chronic disease, and environmental and social justice. She has held the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential since 1998 and obtained the Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) in 2011. Her dissertation research explores the social, cultural, and economic factors that influence parental decision making related to HPV vaccination among adolescent black males.


DrPH (ABD), Rutgers University School of Public Health

M.P.H., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health

B.A., The Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

Health literacy; health disparities; qualitative research; community engagement/coalition building; use of social media and emerging technologies to advance health education


Scholarly Articles

Wackowski OA, Evans KR, Harrell MB, Loukas A, Lewis MJ, Delnevo CD, Perry CL. In their own words: young adults’ menthol cigarette initiation, perceptions, experiences and regulation perspectives. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Feb 17; ntx048.

Evans KR and Hudson SV. Engaging the community to improve nutrition and physical activity among houses of worship. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Mar 13; 11:E38.

Purcell EP, Mitchell C, Celestin M.D., Evans KR, Haynes V, McFall A, Troyer L, Sanchez M.A. Research to Reality (R2R) Mentorship: Building Partnership, Capacity, and Evidence. Health Prom Pract. doi: 10.1177/1524839912474277.

Evans KR, Lewis MJ, Hudson SV. The role of health literacy on African American and Hispanic/Latino perspectives on cancer clinical trials. J Cancer Educ. 2012; 27(2):299-305.

Evans KR. Ancillary services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Nurs Clin N Am. (2006); 41:383-393.

Presentations/Invited Talks

Evans KR, Lewis MJ, Hudson SV. (2011) The Role of Health Literacy in Clinical Trials Participation. 2011 International Cancer Education Conference: Global Cancer Education: Building Strength through Research and Best Practices. Buffalo, NY, September 8.

Evans KR. (2007) Finding Health Materials for Diverse Populations – Cervical Cancer. 2007 Wilentz Grand Rounds Lecture, Raritan Bay Medical Center. Perth Amboy, NJ, October 23.

Evans KR. (2003) Achieving Success: How the Job Training Program Works. Brownfields 2003: Growing a Greener America. Portland, OR, October 29.

Holdbrooks M, Evans KR. (2003) Community as Partner. US Environmental Protection Agency Community Involvement Conference. Philadelphia, PA, July 21.

Evans KR. (2001) All You Need to Know About HIV/AIDS in 60 Minutes or Less (Well, Almost…). New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NJAHPERD). East Brunswick, NJ, February 4.

Professional Associations

Eta Sigma Gamma

New Jersey Society for Public Health Education

Society for Public Health Education

Community Service:

Raritan Bay YMCA Togetherhood Community Service Program

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.