Kiameesha Evans, MPH, MCHES
babydoc96 @ aol.com
NJ SOPHE history:
Bio: Kiameesha (Kim) Evans is a Specialist Professor
in the Department of Health and Physical Education, School of Nursing
and Health Studies at Monmouth University. Prior to her arrival to
Monmouth University in Fall 2016, Kiameesha spent more than 15 years in
the non-profit sector and consulting world, developing partnerships and
educational programs in maternal/child health, HIV/AIDS, chronic
disease, and environmental and social justice.
Kiameesha has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Behavioral
Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Public Health
degree in Health Education and Behavioral Science from the University of
Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Public Health
(UMDNJ-SPH), and is a doctoral candidate in Health Education and
Behavioral Science at Rutgers School of Public Health. She has held the
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential since 1998 and
obtained the Master CHES credential in 2011. Kim’s research interests
include health disparities, coalition building/community engagement,
health literacy, and the use of social media and emerging technologies
to advance health education. Her dissertation research is exploring the
social, cultural, and economic factors that influence parental decision
making related to HPV vaccination among adolescent black males.
Kim’s current community service endeavors include a host of
committees and coalitions, notably: Job Bank Co-Chair for the New Jersey
Society for Public Health Education (NJSOPHE); Raritan Bay YMCA
Togetherhood Community Service Program; and membership in Sigma Gamma
Rho Sorority, Inc.
On a personal note, Kiameesha is the proud Mom of a beautiful
daughter and enjoys spending her ‘free’ time spoiling her with her
husband, Michael, an extraordinary illustrator/graphic designer.