Dr. Na’Tasha Evans is a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion in the School of Health Sciences for the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at Kent State University. In 2016, Dr. Evans earned her Doctorate in Health Education and two graduate certificates; Patient Advocacy and Health Care Administration and Policy from the University of Toledo. Additionally, she earned a Master of Education in Community Health, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Cleveland State University. Furthermore, Dr. Evans possess three professional certificates offered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through FEMA Emergency Management Institute.
Dr. Evans’ background includes years of experience in public health research and health education activities with a focus on the individual, interpersonal, and social determinants of health. Dr. Evans’ research agenda is centered on examining health disparities and minority health with an emphasis on (1) examining maternal, child, and infant health; (2) exploring patient-provider communication; and (3) investigating women’s health utilizing quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches. Dr. Evans has published several manuscripts and presented research at local, state, and national conferences. Additionally, Dr. Evans has received grant funding from community agencies.
While at Kent State University, Dr. Evans’ established the Research and Education Collaborative for Health Disparities (RECHD), which purpose is to engage in interdisciplinary collaborative research and translational science that reduces health disparities and improve minority health while engaging in community-based participatory research, obtaining and working on grant-funded research projects, and training and educating future researchers in public health and health education and promotion.
Ph.D. in Health Education and two graduate certificates; Patient Advocacy and Health Care Administration and Policy, University of Toledo, M.Ed. in Community Health, B.A. in Psychology, B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, Cleveland State University
Quantitative and Qualitative methodological approaches