Rahma S Mkuu

Rahma S Mkuu,

Assistant Research Scientist

Department: MD-HOBI-GENERAL
Business Phone: (352) 627-9087
Business Email: rmkuu@ufl.edu

About Rahma S Mkuu

Dr. Mkuu is a health outcomes and chronic disease researcher in the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics at the University of Florida. Dr. Mkuu’s work focuses on disentangling determinants of health outcomes and identifying evidenced-interventions and policies that improve the health of under-served populations. Dr. Mkuu is also involved with leading evaluation projects that are part of the Texas Medicaid External Quality Review Organization.

Accomplishments

Distinguished Honor Graduate
2018 · College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University
Honor Graduate
2018 · Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
Highest Scoring Student Abstract
2017 · American Public Health Association, Women’s Caucus
Diversity Fellow
2015-2018 · Texas A&M University
Health Promotion Policy Fellow
2014-2015 · Arkansas Department of Health
Student of the Year Nominee
2012 · Department of Health Education and Behavior, University of Florida

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-4541-2821

Areas of Interest
  • Cancer
  • Global Health
  • HIV Prevention
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity prevention and treatment
  • Program evaluation
  • quality improvement

Publications

2022
“I Said Maybe We Should Use a Condom, and Then that Just Went South”: Exploring Condomless Sex among Formerly Incarcerated Black Men in New York City, USA.
Journal of sex research. 59(5):662-670 [DOI] 10.1080/00224499.2021.2004083. [PMID] 34854792.
2022
“I Struggle with Breast Cancer and I Struggle with God”: Insights from African American Breast Cancer Survivors.
Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities. 9(2):566-575 [DOI] 10.1007/s40615-021-00986-w. [PMID] 33566333.
2022
Body Mass Index and Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening.
Women's health reports (New Rochelle, N.Y.). 3(1):508-514 [DOI] 10.1089/whr.2021.0062. [PMID] 35651991.
2022
Clinicians’ perceptions of barriers to cervical cancer screening for women living with behavioral health conditions: a focus group study.
BMC cancer. 22(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12885-022-09350-5. [PMID] 35264120.
2021
Do patients at high risk for Hepatitis C receive recommended testing? A retrospective cohort study of statewide Medicaid claims linked with OneFlorida clinical data.
Medicine. 100(50) [DOI] 10.1097/MD.0000000000028316. [PMID] 34918711.
2021
Examining the Dietary Diversity of Children in Niger.
Nutrients. 13(9) [DOI] 10.3390/nu13092961. [PMID] 34578839.
2021
Identifying individuals with multiple non-communicable disease risk factors in Kenya: a latent class analysis.
Public health. 198:180-186 [DOI] 10.1016/j.puhe.2021.07.031. [PMID] 34461453.
2021
Prevalence and factors associated with overweight and obesity in Kenya.
Preventive medicine reports. 22 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101340. [PMID] 34113539.
2021
Urban rural differences in prevalence and risk factors of self-reported hypertension among Kenyan women: a population-based study.
Journal of human hypertension. 35(10):912-920 [DOI] 10.1038/s41371-020-00435-x. [PMID] 33159141.
2020
A Qualitative Study of Pregnant Women’s Perspectives on Antibiotic Use for Mom and Child: Implications for Developing Tailored Health Education Interventions.
Antibiotics (Basel, Switzerland). 9(10) [DOI] 10.3390/antibiotics9100704. [PMID] 33076539.
2020
Improving medication adherence among drug-using HIV-infected formerly incarcerated individuals: A pilot test of two medication adherence interventions
Journal of Correctional Health Care. 26(1):42-54 [DOI] 10.1177/1078345819897634. [PMID] 32003275.
2019
Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms and Missing Breast Cancer and Cervical Screening: Results From Brazos Valley Community Health Survey
Psychology Health & Medicine. 25(4):1-8 [DOI] 10.1080/13548506.2019.1668031. [PMID] 31532238.
2019
Social determinants of hypertension and type 2 diabetes in Kenya: a latent class analysis of a nationally representative sample
PLoS One. 14(8) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0221257. [PMID] 31425539.
2019
The Effects of Migration on the practice and Perception Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Among the Horn of Africa`s Immigrants in Melbourne Australia
AIMS public health. 6(1):67-78 [DOI] 10.3934/publichealth.2019.1.67. [PMID] 30931343.
2019
Unrecorded alcohol in East Africa: A case study of Kenya
The International journal on drug policy. 63:12-17 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.07.017. [PMID] 30453128.
2019
Until I get off Parole…then I can swim in it if I want to: facilitators and barriers of drug use among formerly incarcerated Black drug offenders
Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. 18(1):3-22 [DOI] 10.1080/15332640.2017.1325810. [PMID] 28665207.
2018
Children’s healthy eating habits and parents’ socio-demographic characteristics in rural Texas, USA
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2018
Examining characteristics of recorded and unrecorded alcohol consumers in Kenya
BMC public health. 18(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12889-018-5960-1. [PMID] 30139353.
2018
Examining factors associated with unprotected sexual behavior among Black Americans post release from Incarceration in New York City
Journal of offender rehabilitation. 57(5):330-342 [DOI] 10.1080/10509674.2018.1487899. [PMID] 31649474.
2018
Prevalence and predictors of overweight and obesity among Kenyan women. A nationwide study
Preventing Chronic Disease. 15 [DOI] 10.5888/pcd15.170401. [PMID] 29679481.
2017
Associations between Parent-Child Decision Making on Food Choices and Children’s Fruits and Vegetable Consumption: a Study of Rural Low-Income Families
Health Behavior and Policy Review. 4(6):521-530 [DOI] 10.14485/HBPR.4.6.2.
2017
Examining Nutritional Adequacy and Dietary Diversity among Women in Niger
Maternal and Child Health Journal. 21(6):1408-1416 [DOI] 10.1007/s10995-016-2248-x. [PMID] 28102502.
2017
Influence of Cancer Worry on Four Cancer Related Health Protective Behaviors among a Nationally Representative Sample: Implications for Health Promotion Efforts
Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education. 33(5):1002-1010 [DOI] 10.1007/s13187-017-1195-6. [PMID] 28251521.
2017
The Effect of Cancer Information Seeking on Perceptions of Cancer Risks, Fatalism, and Worry Among a U.S. National Sample
American Journal of Health Education. 48(6):366-373 [DOI] 10.1080/19325037.2017.1358119.
2017
The Effect of Cancer Information Seeking on Perceptions of Cancer Risks, Fatalism, and Worry Among a U.S. National Sample
American Journal of Health Education. 48(6):366-373 [DOI] 10.1080/19325037.2017.1358119.
2017
The number of relatives and severity of Type 2 Diabetes of family members predict increased nutrition and physical activity behaviors
Frontiers in public health. 5 [DOI] 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00157. [PMID] 28752087.

Grants

Jul 2021 ACTIVE
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS
Nov 2020 ACTIVE
COVID-19 Targeted PCORI Funding
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CORNELL UNIV via PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST

Education

PhD, Health Education
2018 · Texas A&M University
MPH, Master of Public Health
2014 · Columbia University
BS, Health Education and Behavior
2012 · University of Florida

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 627-9087
Emails:
Business:
rmkuu@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100177
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
2199 MOWRY RD RM 143 BLDG 2020
GAINESVILLE FL 32611