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Camonia
Mathematics, Natural and Health Sciences
E114
Graham-Tutt
Associate Professor of Community Health
808-689-2326

Dr. Camonia R. Graham-Tutt is currently an Associate 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 Hawai'i Cancer Center

August 2011-July 2014: Junior Postdoctoral Researcher 
University of Hawai'i Public Health Sciences, University of Hawai'i 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 486 Community Health Senior Project 
  • PUBA 368 Foundations in Community Health & Human Behavior (for Community Practitioners) 
  • PUBA 368 Foundations in Community Health & Human Behavior (for COVID-19 Contact Tracers) 
  • PUBA 368 Foundations in Community Health & Human Behavior
  • PUBA 314 Community Epidemiology and Population Health* 
  • PUBA 310 Research Methods in the Public Sector 
  • PUBA 308 Community-Engaged Research Methods* 
  • PUBA 307 Community Health Analysis*
  • PUBA 104 Introduction to Community Health*
  • PUBA 104 Introduction to Community Health, (EC )
  • PUBA 101 Introduction to Healthcare Administration 
  • PUBA 100 Introduction to Public Administration 

* Denotes on-line courses taught, (EC)- Early College course 

Publications

Graham-Tutt, C.R. & Broderick, E. (2020). Lessons Learned: Conservation practices and their impact on Hawaiian well-being among youth. Journal of Organizational Psychology, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp.64-73.

Pagano I., Trinidad D.R., Sakuma K.K., Sterling K., Jorgensen D., Lynch T., Kawamoto C., Guy M.C., Lagua I., Hanes S., Alexander L.A., Clanton M.S., Graham-Tutt C., Eissenberg T.; Addictive Carcinogens Workgroup (2018). Sugar and Aldehyde Content in Flavored Electronic Cigarette Liquids. Nicotine Tobacco Research, 20 (8): 985-992.

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.

Book Chapters 

Graham-Tutt, C.R, & Spencer, L (2019). The Physical Facility. In Charles R. McConnell  (Ed.), Hospitals and Health Systems: What They Are and How They Work, (pp. 193-201). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Graham-Tutt, C. R. (2018). Alice Walker. In Bangura, K. (Eds.), Contemporary Black Thinkers in the Diaspora and Their Conceptualizations of Africa. Hauppauge, NY, MD. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

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.

Long, C.R. 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 and Creative Works Symposium Organizer- Spring 2021
Student Research and Creative Works Symposium Organizer- Fall 2020
Student Research and Creative Works Symposium Organizer- Spring 2020
Student Research Symposium Organizer- Fall 2019
Student Research Symposium Organizer- Spring 2019
Student Research Symposium Organizer- Fall 2018
Student Research Symposium Organizer- Spring 2018
Student Research Symposium Organizer- Fall 2017
Student Research Symposium Organizer- Fall 2016

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

$ 100,000 Health Career Opportunities and Pathway Grant (Summer 2019-Present)

Role: Course Faculty (PUBA 104 Introduction to Community Health)

$789,000 Hawai'i DOH-UH Contact Tracing Training Program                       

Role: Co-Lead & Co-Faculty (June 2020 -May 2021)

$2,500 Engaged Scholarship Mini Grant                                                                 

Role: Principal Investigator (Fall 2017)

$1,000 Community Engagement and Outreach Scholarship Mini Grant         

Role: Principal Investigator (Fall 2018)

$2,500 Engaged Scholars Seed Grant Program                                                       

Role: Principal Investigator (Fall 2017)

$150,000 Kamehameha Schools Grant                                                                     

Role: Collaborator (Summer 2017) 

$2,000 Kikaha Undergraduate Research Grant 

Role: Research Mentor (Spring 2017) 

$3,000 Diversity SEED Grant                                                                                     

Role: Principal Investigator/Research Menor(Spring 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.

Community Health

Research Methods

Women's Health

Master’s Practicum: The Cooper Institute: Aerobic Center Longitudinal Study (Older Adult Population).

May 19th, 2021. Featured Speaker. "Business and Public Health," (Connecting Hawaii Business). Think Tech Hawai'i. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIvGT3pt2k8

November 2020. Moderator. Hawaii Film Festival. Panel #3 Panel 3: A Cross-cultural Conversation: Black, Latinx & Polynesian Caregiving, Honolulu, HI.  

April 2020. Accepted Presenter. WASC Senior College and University Commission.  Session Title: STEM Student Success. Presentation Title: Disaggregating Student Outcomes: Facilitating Student Success in STEM. Orange County, CA. [Note: This meeting was canceled due to public health concerns related to COVID-19.]

January 2020. Accepted Presenter. IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawai’i. Presentation Title: Conservation Practices and Their Impact on Hawaiian Well-being Among Youth, Honolulu, HI.

October 2019. Mentor Judge. SACNAS: Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science.  Subdiscipline- Public Health. Honolulu, HI.

November 2018. Presenter. American Public Health Association. Presentation Title: Insight on Educating Community Health Students in Hawaii: Lessons Learned on Teaching Community Engagement to Undergraduate Students, San Diego, CA.

March 23rd, 2018. Featured Speaker. “Keep Your Chin Up – Tactics For Believing in Yourself,” (Sister Power). Think Tech Hawai'i. Honolulu, HI. Available at: https://youtu.be/RAbstgyAFtU.

September 2018. Presenter. Engaged Scholarship Consortium. Title: Transforming higher education through publicly-engaged scholarship in the classroom. Minneapolis, MN.

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.

Scholarship 2021 Virtual Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference

Young Professionals High School Thinkubator, Mentor, July 2021- present

ROSE (Research On STEM Education) Fellow, May 2021- present

Hawai`i Chamber of Commerce Leadership Training, March 2021- present      

Executive Leadership Training with M.E. Executive Coaching and Consulting, LLC, Feb. 2021- April 2021

Presidential Emerging Leaders Program- Cohort 9, August 2019-May 2020

Scott Hawkins Leadership Institute, The Links, Inc. Cohort 9, June 2020- present

Puko’a Kani’ Aina Teaching Strategies Workshop, March- June 2020

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation- UHWO Faculty Rep., January 2020

Future Health Professionals (HOSA)- Advisor, August 2019

“Introduction to OER” Training workshop series, May 2019

NIH, Research Training, October 17, 2017

CITI, Social & Behavioral Research Refresher, July 6th, 2017 

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

Community Health Worker (CHW) Association, 2021-present

Hawai`i Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, 2021-2022

Friends of the Library, 2017-2019

Hawaii Public Health Association (HPHA), 2016-present

Kapolei High School Health Student Mentor, 2016-2019

Waipahu High School Health Student Mentor, 2011-2018

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®), 2006-present

Robert Wood Johnson, New Connections Program, 2008-2009

Curriculum Committee

Faculty Senate

PUBA Assessment Lead

UH West O‘ahu Scholarships