Nene Okunna, Ph.D.
Dr Nene Okunna is a health services researcher and health policy analyst. Her broad research interests include mental and behavioral health policy, health systems strengthening and financing, particularly in developing countries. She is particularly interested in improving the efficiency of health care delivery systems, to improve service quality and reduce health disparities.
- Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Public Health (Health Policy and Management)
- MPPA. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Public Policy and Administration
- MPH. University of Massachusetts, Public Health (Health Policy and Management)
- Okunna, N (2018). Assessment of the Use of Different Forms of Tobacco Products among Nigerian Adults: Implications for Tobacco Control Policy. Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, 4(April):12. https://doi.org/10.18332/tpc/87126
- Munala, L., Welle, E., Hohenshell, E., & Okunna, N (2018). “She is not a genuine client": Exploring health practitioner mistrust of rape survivors in Kenya. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 38(4) 217–224. DOI: 10.1177/0272684X18781790
- Okunna, N. C., Rodriguez-Monguio, R., Smelson, D. A., Poudel, KC., & Volberg, R. A. (2016). Gambling involvement indicative of underlying behavioral and mental health disorders. The American Journal on Addictions, 25:160-172.
- Okunna, N. C., Rodriguez-Monguio, R., Smelson, D. A., & Volberg, R. A. (2015). An Evaluation of Substance Abuse, Mental Health Disorders, and Gambling Correlations: an Opportunity for Early Public Health Interventions. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-16.
2018 Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women Research and Creative Work Award for co-authored paper: Munala, L., Hohenshell, E., Okunna, N and Welle E (2018). "She is not a genuine client”: Exploring health practitioner mistrust of rape survivors in Kenya. In recognition for advancing research and scholarship on women, gender or issues relevant to diverse women’s concerns.