National Mentoring Network (MNET) Mentor Profiles
Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH
Morehouse School of Medicine
Research Interests: Community-based Participatory Research, Translational Research and Practice, Evaluation, Maternal and Child Health
Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH is a Principal Investigator of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center. She demonstrates leadership for local, regional and national clinical and translational evaluation and research addressing social and public health disparities and contribute to related science. Dr. Akintobi has been integrally involved in leading and facilitating community-research translation through several National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants that model successful community-driven research, including but not limited to the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Institute’s Community Engagement and Research Program where she serves as Director of the Community Engagement key function and The Exploratory Center of Excellence on Health Disparities. Her public health leadership is also evident through appointments to national taskforces designed to shape the science and practice of effective translational research and collaborations bridging the gaps between basic, clinical and community-based stakeholders that ideally work together to address disparities and contribute towards health equity. Among them include recent appointment to the National Center Advancing Translational Science Collaboration and Engagement Domain Task Force, designed in response to the 2013 Institutes of Medicine report designed to position the Clinical and Translational Science Award program towards translational science transformation-from the laboratory to the clinic to communities and back.