Emmanuel RudatsikiraTitle: Dean
Office Location: Harrigan Hall 202
Phone: (269) 471-6648
Dr.PH Epidemiology - Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
MPH- International Health, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
MD - Kinshasa University, Kinshasa, DRC
Emmanuel Rudatsikira is dean of the School of Health Professions. He has a successful and wide-ranging background in leadership in health professions education, as well as a significant history of research, much achieved through receipt of grants from federal, state and private funding agencies. His professional focus is on service and he has engaged in international projects to improve the quality of life in many ways.
Rudatsikira earned a doctorate in public health epidemiology from Loma Linda University and a medical degree from Kinshasa University. He is a member of several professional societies including the American Public Health Association (APHA), the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, the Global Health Council, Allied Health Research Institute and Sigma Xi Research Society.
Prior to accepting the position at Andrews, Rudatsikira was a tenured professor and chair of the School of Community and Environmental Health at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. He has also served as a professor and program director at San Diego State University and Loma Linda University, developing several new programs and courses in tobacco control, emergency preparedness and response, and public and global health at both universities.
A devoted researcher, Rudatsikira has published over 90 articles in peer-refereed journals. He is a recognized figure in the global health field, with particular experience in the areas of disaster management, preparedness for global emergencies, refugee health, violence prevention and tobacco control. He has conducted research in more than 30 countries in all regions of the World Health Organization and given a variety of presentations both in the United States and internationally. He has also worked as an evaluator and consultant for programs including ADRA’s Child Survival projects in Guinea, Zambia and Haiti.
Rudatsikira is actively involved in church and public service. He is a motivational speaker on resilience and forgiveness. He serves as public health specialty editor for WebMed Central Plus, associate editor for BioMed Central Public Health Journal, guest editor of the special issue on preparedness and emergency response in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, and site visitor for the Council on Education in Public Health.
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