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Kiameesha R. Evans, Dr.PH, MPH, MCHES®

Specialist Professor

Health and Physical Education
McAllan Hall

Kiameesha R. Evans, Dr.PH, MPH, MCHES®

Prior to her arrival to Monmouth University, Dr. Kiameesha Evans worked 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.

Kiameesha is a co-Investigator Fruved, a campus-based initiative to help campuses eat well, move more, and live better. Funded by the USDA, Fruved has been expanded to more than 90 high school and college campuses across the country. She is also the faculty advisor for the Monmouth University chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma (a national health education honorary) and a member of the Executive Team for MU’s Program in Gender and Intersectionality Studies.


DrPH, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

MPH, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) School of Public Health

BA, 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

Evans KR, Gusmano MK. Civic Learning, Science, and Structural Racism. Hastings Center Report. 2021 Jan;51:S46-50.

Oredein T, Evans KR, Lewis MJ. Violent trends in hip-hop entertainment journalism. Journal of Black studies. 2020 Apr;51(3):228-50.

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. 2013 May;14(3):321-7. 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 KRAncillary 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

Community Service:

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.


Frequently Taught Classes