Ebun O. Ebunlomo joined American Public University System as an associate professor in the public health program, School of Health Sciences, in October 2014. She completed her Ph.D. in public health with a major area of concentration in health promotion and behavioral sciences, and she minors in epidemiology and leadership/management. Ebun received a Master of Public Health in health behavior and health education from the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2008. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and anthropology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.
During her undergraduate study, Ebun participated in an off-campus study program in Switzerland, where she received training in international development and global health. She explored how migration and globalization impacted population health and well-being across the African Diaspora – London, the United States, and Jamaica.
Ebun was selected as a Susan G. Komen Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Breast Cancer Disparities in 2011. Her research interests include health disparities research, with a focus on cancer prevention among people of African descent. She has experience designing, implementing and evaluating culturally-appropriate breast health promotion programs for African immigrant and refugee women. During her doctoral training, Ebun was also selected as a Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas Innovation Fellow, during which she learned how to apply innovative thinking tools to cancer prevention research and practice.
With over seven years of professional experience in public health practice, Ebun’s expertise includes health promotion among undergraduate students, and developing and implementing training programs for medical practitioners. She has also conducted formative evaluation and cultural adaptation of evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention initiatives and coordinated a nationally recognized worksite wellness program at the City of Houston.
Ebun hopes to contribute to and apply outcomes of scientific inquiry in public health settings, train emerging public health practitioners in a tertiary educational setting, and collaborate with local, governmental and nonprofit entities that share the mission of reducing health disparities. She is passionate about women’s health and aspires to improve women’s health internationally through equitable policies and effective programs.