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About Fletcher Njororai

Dr. Fletcher Njororai is Associate Professor in the Department of Health & Kinesiology teaching Public Health courses. She recently was awarded and completed a nationally competitive NIH-funded 1-year fellowship on Mentored Translational Research in Health Disparities Steps Towards Academic Research (STAR) Fellowship, administered at The University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth with a national cohort of 10 fellows. Dr. Njororai is a peer reviewer for the premier American Public Health Association (APHA) Scientific abstracts in addition to several journals for which she does peer reviews on manuscripts.
Her areas of expertise are entailed in Public Health Competencies (Analytic Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills and Monitoring and Evaluation, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills, Grants writing, Quantitative statistical analyses in SPSS, Qualitative data analysis software ATLAS.TI, Health Promotion and Education); Global Health (international collaborations and research in Sub-Saharan Africa); Health disparities; Translational research; Community engagement and health promotion; Research Methods; Online course development and Instruction; Manuscript preparation, peer review and publications; Research dissemination through conference presentations; and group/session facilitator at regional, national and international conferences. She has published in referred journals including Journal of Applied Medical Sciences; International Journal of Health Promotion and education; The African Journal of Diabetes Medicine; International Social Work; International Journal of Human Sciences; Journal of Physical Education and Sport, and Youth Voice Journal.
Dr. Njororai has made numerous referred presentations at regional, national and international scholarly organizations. She was awarded a highly competitive Academic Award for Excellence by the Kenyan-American Community in Diaspora, and the highly competitive Merit Scholar award at The George Washington University. She has also served as a Keynote speaker at the Student Research Symposium, Wiley College Marshall Texas.


Present Associate Professor, University of Texas at Tyler College of Nursing and Health Sciences
2012 - 2018 Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Tyler ‐ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
2010 - 2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville ‐ Department of Public Health
2009 - 2010 Adjunct Professor, Texas Women's University
2009 - 2010 Research Analyst, Elite Research LLC
2004 - 2009 Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant, Texas Woman's University

Curriculum Vitae


2011 - 2012 Examining Young Children’s experiences and health outcomes in Slums near Nairobi, Kenya
University of Tennessee Research Project
Catalyzing New International Collaborations
Role: co-PI
Colleague(s): P. Erwin (PI), H. Fouts (Co-PI)
2011 - 2012 Health Policy Research resettlement and health disparities among Burundian refugees in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Center for Health Policy Services Research [CHPSR]
Role: PI
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2013 - Present Member, Texas Association of Health and Physical Education Recreation and Dance
2013 - Present Member, Texas Public Health Association
2011 - Present Member, American Public Health Association
2004 - Present Member, International Federation of University Women (IFUW)
2013 - 2016 Member, Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
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Honors and Awards

  • Steps Toward Academic Research (STAR) Fellowship, NIH Funded initiative in Translational Research in Health Disparities. University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth - 2015-2016
  • Appreciation Award, Keynote Speaker, Student Research Symposium, Wiley College - 2015
  • Merit Scholar, The George Washington University - 2014
  • Academic Achievement Award for Excellence, Kenyan--American Community in Diaspora - 2010
  • TWU Academic Scholarship and Mary Bryan and Tom C. Reitch Scholarship, Pell Grants Education Fund - 2004-2009
  • Kenyatta University Staff Development Grant, Healthy Aging Workshop, Nairobi Kenya - 2002
  • DFID, British Council Scholarship for International Development, Gender and Development Certification at University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK - 2002


2017 MPH, The University of George Washington
2009 PhD, Texas Woman's University ‐ Health Studies
1994 M.ED., Kenyatta University ‐ Education
1986 B.ED., Kenyatta University ‐ Education

Research Works (14)

Presentations (24)