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About Peter Ahiawodzi

Dr. Ahiawodzi’s research has generally focused on the epidemiology of chronic diseases particularly diabetes and hypertension. He has been a member of the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) Diabetes Working Group since he was a doctoral student. As such, his doctoral thesis used CHS data to investigate metabolic determinants of aging. He also has substantial experience working with large and complex datasets like the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Dr. Ahiawodzi has great experience working with minority and marginalized communities to reduce health disparities. He is a member of International Health Initiatives (IHI), a non-profit organization with dedication to providing service to underserved communities in Ghana, Uganda, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Nepal, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, and India to address health issues such as malaria, tetanus, and HIV, and chronic diseases were hypertension, diabetes, breast cancer and stroke. His passion for service in vulnerable populations has greatly increased through this organization. He has comprehensive knowledge in research design and management and proficient in performing basic statistical tests such as t-test, ANOVA, chi-square test, and advanced tests including linear and logistic regression, survival analysis, propensity score analysis, and non-parametric statistical tests using SPSS and SAS.


Present Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Campbell University


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Member, CPHS Diversity and Inclusion Committee
2017 - Present Member, Campbell University IPE Steering Committee
2017 - Present Board Member, CareNet Counseling Central Region
2017 - Present Advisory Board Member, Harnett County Non-profit Coalition
2017 - Present Member, North Carolina Public Health Association
2016 - Present Advisory Board Member, Annual Fundraising Campaign- YMCA of the Triangle
2016 - Present Member, CU-CPHS Research Committee
2016 - Present Trainer, Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
2015 - Present Member, American Public Health Association
2015 - Present Member, Campbell University IPE Research Sub-Committee
2015 - Present Member, Campbell University Research Ethics Committee
2014 - Present Member, Campbell University Disaster Preparedness Sub-committee
2014 - Present Member, International Health Initiative (IHI)
2009 - 2014 Member, Kentucky Public Health Association
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Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Award for outstanding performance by a graduating Ph.D. student (May 2014)
  • Ethnic Minority Scholarship (2010-2011)
  • Golden Key International Honors Society (Lifetime membership since 2010)


  • PUBH 690, Capstone Research Project
  • PUBH 650, Public Health Surveillance
  • PUBH 590, Independent Study in Public Health
  • PUBH 560, Principles of Epidemiology
  • PUBH 550, Perspectives in Environmental Health
  • PUBH 540, Statistical Methods


2014 Ph.D., University of Louisville ‐ Epidemiology
2010 M.P.H., University of Louisville ‐ Epidemiology
2001 B.S., Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology ‐ Agriculture

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