Dr. Camonia R. Graham-Tutt is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu. Dr. Graham-Tutt is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) making her uniquely qualified to assess, design and implement sustainable community health education programs that deliver positive benefits to vulnerable communities. She received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Baylor University in Health Science Education and her Ph.D. from Howard University in the field of Medical Sociology.
As a behavioral health organizer/researcher, she is dedicated to understanding and communicating health prevention efforts for all populations. She has a relentless passion for ground-breaking education strategies that assist vulnerable communities. She also has strong academic-community research partnership experience having worked at several communities, colleges and universities throughout the nation.
“Dr. C,” (as she is often referred to by her students) is dedicated to many service organizations where she serves community through local, national and global efforts. She is a compassionate researcher/educator that values the notion of creative education. She is known to elicit excellence from her self and others and encourages all who come in contact with her to be the change they want to see and more.
Ph.D. Sociology, Concentration Areas: Medical Sociology and Urban Sociology
Howard University, Washington, DC, May 2010
M.S. Ed. Health Science Education, Concentration Area: Community Health
Baylor University, Waco, TX, May 2006
B.S. Health Science Education
Baylor University, Waco, TX, May 2004
Doctoral Level Training, Teaching and Research Experience:
August 2015-July 2016: Senior Researcher
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
August 2011-July 2014: Junior Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Hawaii Public Health Sciences, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
August 2010-May 2011: Faculty Fellow
University of Texas Arlington, Arlington TX
February 2009-June 2009: Research Assistant, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Washington, D.C.
August 2006-August 2010: Ph.D. Student/Graduate Research
Howard University, Washington, D.C.
January 2005 -July 2006: Program Coordinator
Roseland Townhomes Community, Dallas, Texas
May 2006-July 2006: Research Assistant
Cooper Institute, Dallas, TX
- PUBA 368 Foundations in Community Health & Human Behavior, Fall 2018
- PUBA 310 Research Methods in the Public Sector, Fall 2018
- PUBA 307 Community Health Analysis*, Fall 2018
- PUBA 104 Introduction to Community Health, Fall 2018 (EC)
- PUBA 104 Introduction to Community Health, Summer 2018
- PUBA 310 Research Methods in the Public Sector, Spring 2018
- PUBA 307 Community Health Analysis*, Spring 2018
- PUBA 104 Introduction to Community Health, Spring 2018 (EC)
- PUBA 310 Research Methods in the Public Sector*, Fall 2017
- PUBA 310 Research Methods in the Public Sector, Fall 2017
- PUBA 307 Community Health Analysis*, Fall 2017
- PUBA 101 Introduction to Health Care Administration, Fall 2017 (EC)
- PUBA 310 Research Methods in the Public Sector*, Summer 2017
- PUBA 310 Research Methods in the Public Sector*, Spring 2017
- PUBA 310 Research Methods in the Public Sector, Spring 2017
- PUBA 307 Community Health Analysis, Spring 2017
- PUBA 307 Community Health Analysis*, Fall 2016
- PUBA 307 Community Health Analysis, Fall 2016
- PUBA 310 Research Methods in the Public Sector, Fall 2016
* Denotes on-line courses taught, (EC)- Early College course
Pebbles Fagan, Pallav Pokhrel, Thaddeus A Herzog, Eric T Moolchan, Kevin D Cassel, Adrian A Franke, Xingnan Li, Ian Pagano, Dennis R Trinidad, Kari-lyn K Sakuma, Kymberle Sterling, Dorothy Jorgensen, Tania Lynch, Crissy Kawamoto, Mignonne C Guy, Ian Lagua, Sarah Hanes, Linda A Alexander, Mark S Clanton, Camonia Graham-Tutt, Thomas Eissenberg, Addictive Carcinogens Workgroup; Sugar and Aldehyde Content in Flavored Electronic Cigarette Liquids, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Volume 20, Issue 8, 9 July 2018, Pages 985–992, https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntx234
Long, C. R., Glow, H. & Nigg, C. R. (2014). Peer Influence on Obesity Related Behaviors: Design and Rationale of the Waipahu HART Project (370-378). In Brennan, V. M., Kumanyika, S. K., & Zambrana, R. E. (Eds.) Obesity Interventions in Underserved Communities: Evidence and Directions. Baltimore, MD. Johns Hopkins University Press.
Harmon, B.E., Little, M.A., Woekel, E.D., Ettienne, R., Long, C., Wilkens, L.R., LeMarchand, L., Henderson, B.E., Kolonel, L.N.,Maskarinec, G. (2014). Ethnic Differences and Predictors of Colonoscopy, Prostate-Specific Antigen, and Mammography Screening Participation in the Multiethnic Cohort. Cancer Epidemiology, 38(2):162-7.
Harmon, B.E.,Nigg, C., Long, C., Amato, K., Anwar, M., Kutchman, E., Anthamatten, P., Browning, R., Brink, L., Hill, J. (2014). What matters when children play: Influence of Social Cognitive Theory and perceived environment on levels of physical activity among elementary-aged youth. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15: 272-279.
Nigg CR, Long CR. A systematic review of single health behavior change interventions vs. Multiple health behavior change interventions among older adults. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s13142-012-0130-y.
Long CR, Nigg CR, Amato K, Steffen A, Browning R, Hill J, Brink L. Investigating Social Cognitive Factors of Physical Activity in Elementary School-Aged Children. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2012, 43(1):s42.
Long, CR. 2008. Physicians in Washington D.C. In Abdul K. Bangura and Camonia R. Long (eds.) Socio-economic Trends, in Washington D.C. California: Cognella/University Press.
Student Research Symposium Organizer- Fall 2016
Student Research Symposium Organizer- Fall 2017
Student Research Symposium Organizer- Spring 2018
Student Research Symposium Organizer- Fall 2018
Engaged Scholarship Consortium OEPN Workshop Attendee and Conference Presenter- September 2018
Engaged Scholarship Consortium OEPN Workshop and Conference Attendee- September 2017
‘Imi Na‘auao: Hawaiian Knowing and Wellbeing Grant Project- May 2017-present
Subproject collaborator with KUPU
$1,000 Community Engagement and Outreach Scholarship Mini Grant (April 2018)
$2,500 Engaged Scholars Seed Grant Program (December 2017)
$2,000 Kikaha Undergraduate Research Grant- Role: Mentor (April 2017)
$150,000 Kamehameha Schools Grant- Role: Collaborator (May 2017)
$3000 Diversity SEED Grant (February 2013)
Postdoctoral Junior Researcher- (joint appointment), University of Hawaii Public Health Sciences, University of Hawaii Cancer Center (August 2011-2014)
Factors of Perceived Susceptibility and Perceived Severity on Breast Cancer Mammography Age Among American Women in Generation Y.
Master’s Practicum: The Cooper Institute: Aerobic Center Longitudinal Study (Older Adult Population).
September 2018- Presenter- Engaged Scholarship Consortium. Minneapolis, MN. Presentation Titles:
1. Imi Na'auao: An example of community-engaged scholarship
2. Building a Culture of Engaged Scholarship through Strategic Planning, Administrative Support and Community Partners
3. Transforming Higher Education inHawaii through Publicly Engaged Scholarship
November 2017. Presenter- American Public Health Association. Presentation Title: Using CBPR to Teach Research Methods to College Students, Atlanta, GA.
September 2017. Selected Attendee- Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop. Montgomery, AL.
June 2017. Co-Presenter -Association for the Assessment in Higher Education. Session Title: Bringing the student voice into learning outcomes assessment. Louisville, KY.
February 2017. Presenter- Hawaii Sociology Association Annual Meeting. Session Title: Windward Community College, Kaneohe, HI.
January 2017. Conference Volunteer and Attendee. Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Honolulu, HI.
November 30, 2016. Symposium Organizer- Inaugural Student Research Symposium Research Methods in the Public Sector. University of Hawaii West Oahu. Kapolei, HI.
October 2016. Conference Attendee. Hawaii Public Health Association Annual. Hawaii Public Health Conference. Honolulu, HI.
December 2012. Oral Presentation. Title: Peer Influence on Obesity Related Behaviors: Design and Rationale of the Waipahu Hart Project.” International Conference on Youth Health Risks. 4th Annual Meeting. Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
April 2012. Poster Presentation Title: “Peer Influence on Obesity Related Behaviors: The Waipahu HART Project.” JABSOM, Honolulu, HI.
April 2012. Poster Presentation, Title: “Investigating Social Cognitive Factors of Physical Activity in Elementary School-aged Children.” Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
NIH, Research Training, October 17, 2017
CITI, Social & Behavioral Research Refresher, July 6th, 2017
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
American Public Health Association (APHA)
Hawaii Public Heath Association (HPHA)
PUBA Assessment Lead
UH West O‘ahu Scholarships