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John Ehiri PhD, MPH, MSc

John  Ehiri PhD, MPH, MSc

Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, and Professor

Health Promotion Sciences Department

1295 N. Martin Avenue
Drachman Hall A256
PO Box: 245209
Tucson AZ 85724
(520) 626-1355


John Ehiri, Ph.D., MPH, MSc (Econ.) is a Professor of Public Health in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, and the Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH), University of Arizona. Dr. Ehiri served as Chair of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences from 2009 to 2020. Until October 2020, he led the Data Tracking and Evaluation Core for NIH All of Us Research Program at the University of Arizona-Banner University Medicine. Currently, Dr. Ehiri is Principal Investigator for Evaluation of the 1815 Chronic Disease Prevention Program funded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Arizona Department of Health Services. He was Co-PI of the HRSA funded Arizona Collaborative Public Health Training Center (AzPHTC; 2010-2015), PI of the HRSA funded Graduate Certificate in Maternal and Child (MCH) Epidemiology program (2009-2014) which goal was to increase capacity in maternal and child health epidemiology of health professionals serving in Native American communities in the US. He served as Chair of the Executive Committee/PI of the NIH funded Framework Program for Global Health (2005-2009) at the University of Alabama, Birmingham which was designed to build global health education and research capacity in the United States and in low- and middle-income countries (LIMCs) by supporting the development of innovative, multidisciplinary global health education programs. Dr. Ehiri’s research and teaching focus on social and behavioral aspects of public health, and specifically on maternal, child, and adolescent health. With over 25 years of research, teaching, and service experience in public health, Dr. Ehiri has authored/co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed articles. He holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in addition to an MSc (Econ.) in Health Policy and Planning from the University of Wales, Swansea. Dr. Ehiri received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2006 and at the University of Arizona in 2015. He has supervised students’ field projects in over 20 countries. He provides technical assistance on issues related to global maternal and child to United Nations agencies and bilateral organizations. He was chair of the Knowledge Translation and Policy Group (KTPG) of the World Health Organization’s Food-borne Disease Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG) - a WHO Initiative that estimated the global burden of food-borne diseases for the first time.

Research Synopsis

  • Global maternal, child, and adolescent health.
  • Behavioral interventions for HIV/AIDS prevention among women, children, and adolescents.
  • HIV stigmatization
  • Needs assessment, program planning, and evaluation.
Curriculum Vitae: 

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