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Guy-Lucien Whembolua

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D.: Pennsylvania State University (Biobehavioral Health)
  • BS: Pennsylvania State University (Biology/ African Studies Minor)
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Research Interests

Global Health
Socio-cultural Determinants of Health
African Health
African Diaspora Health
Health Equity

Peer Reviewed Publications

Whembolua GL, Tshiswaka DI 2024. Decolonizing a Wretched Healthcare System: The African Public Health Practitioner Case Ethnicity and Disease (2024) 34 (1): 49–52., 34 1, 49-52

Conserve D, Saini S, Issango J, Kilale A , Kamwela J , Maboko L, Sims V, ShirimaS, Vargo J, Rawson R , Ondrus A, Ezeanolue E, Whembolua GL. 2022. Perceived Benefits, Challenges, and Recommendations for the Dissemination and Implementation of HIV Evidence: Findings from A Brainstorming Session with Stakeholders in Tanzania. PLOS Global Health, October,

Conserve DF, Rwezahura P, Issango J , Maboko L, Msofe J, Nhigula P, Ndugulile F, Kamwela J , Ahonkhai A, Iwelunmor J, Whembolua GL 2022. Development, Implementation, and Scale Up of the National Furaha Yangu Campaign to Promote HIV Test and Treat Services Uptake Among Men in Tanzania American Journal of Mens Health , 16 2,

Nwaozuru U, Obiezu-Umeh C, Diallo H, Graham D, Janeeca, Ritchwoord T, Whembolua GL, Conserve D. 2022. Perceptions of COVID-19 Self-Testing and Recommendations for Implementation and Scale up Among Black/African Americans: Implications for the COVID-19 STEP Project. BMC Public Health , ,

Ilunga Tshiswaka D, Murphy, C, Whembolua GL, Williams O 2021. Stroke Disparities in Florida: Examining the relationship between county classification, age-adjusted stroke mortality rates, and the presence of primary stroke center Preventing Chronic Disease , 18 200561,

Hamilton A, Shin S, Taggart T, Whembolua GL ,Martin I, Budhwani H, Conserve DF 2020. HIV testing barriers and intervention strategies among men, transgender women, female sex workers and incarcerated persons in the Caribbean: a systematic revie Sex Transm Infect., 96 , 186-196

Whembolua GL, Ilunga Tshiswaka D. 2020. Public Trust in the Time of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): The Case of the DR Congo Pan African Medical Journal, 35 Supp 2,

Ilunga Tshiswaka D, Whembolua GL,Nduka U, Muvuka B , Hill A , Inungu J, & Conserve 2019. Correlates of HIV testing among Congolese men: An analysis of the 2014 Demographic Health Survey AIDS Care, Dec 17 1-5,

Whembolua GL, Conserve DF, Thomas K, Ilunga Tshiswaka D,Handler L 2019. HIV Serostatus Disclosure in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a Systematic Review Aids Care, 31 4, 489-493

Whembolua GL, Muvuka B, Tshiswaka DI, Conserve DF 2019. Socio-Structural Factors Influencing the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Systematic Review. Matern Child Health J., Jan 2 ,

Ilunga Tshiswaka D, Ibe-Lamberts K, Whembolua GL, Fapohunda A, Tull ES. 2018. Going to the Gym is not Congolese’s Culture”: Examining Attitudes toward Physical Activity and Risk for Type-2 Diabetes among Congolese Immigrants. The Diabetes Educator, Feb 44, 94-102

Oluwoye OA, Whembolua GL, Merianos AL 2017. Extending the reach: The influence of social media and culture on substance use among African and African American males Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men, 6 1, 59-75

Conserve DF, Iwelunmor J, Whembolua GL, Sofolahan-Oladeinde Y, Teti M, Surkan PJ 2017. Factors Associated With HIV Testing Among Men in Haiti: Results From the 2012 Demographic and Health Survey Am J Mens Health, 11 5, 1322 - 1330

Ilunga Tshiswaka D, Whembolua GL, Conserve DF. 2017. A Qualitative Analysis of Newspaper Response to the Ebola Outbreak in Central Africa Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, vol.10, no.1, March 2017 , 1 March, 224

Whembolua GL, Conserve DF, Ilunga Tshiswaka D 2017. Socio-cultural Factors Influencing the Ebola Virus Disease-related Stigma among African Immigrants in the United States Irinkerindo: a Journal of African Migration, December 9, 114-136

Whembolua GL, Conserve DF. Thomas K., Handler L. 2017. A Systematic Review of HIV Serostatus Disclosure among African Immigrants in Europe Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health , Aug;19 4, 947-958

Conserve DF, Whembolua GL, Surkan PJ 2016. Attitudes Toward Intimate Partner Violence and Associations With Condom Use Among Men in Haiti: An Analysis of the Nationally Representative Demographic Health Survey J Interpers Violence, 31(6):989-1006. 6, 989-1006

Whembolua GL, Conserve DF, IlungaTshiswaka D. 2015. Cultural Identity and Health Promotion: Assessing a Health Education Campaign Targeting African Immigrants in France. (8) :23-39 Journal of Pan African Studies July, 8 2, 23

Ilunga Tshiswaka D., Whembolua GL, Conserve DF,Mwamba M. 2014. Factors Associated with Health Insurance Coverage and Health Insurance Knowledge among Congolese Immigrants in Illinois Journal of Public Health, 22 , 497

Whembolua GL, Conserve DF, Gott M 2014. Racial Profiling: the Afro-French Experience Black Diaspora Review, 4 2, 16-34

Harcourt, Nonyelum; Ghebre, Rahel G; Whembolua, GL; Zhang, Yan; Warfa Osman, S; Okuyemi, Kolawole S 2013. Factors Associated with Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Behavior Among African Immigrant Women in Minnesota. Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health, ,

Okuyemi, Kolawole S; Goldade, Kate; Whembolua, GL; Thomas, Janet L; Eischen, Sara; Sewali, Barrett; Guo, Hongfei; Connett, John E; Grant, Jon; Ahluwalia, Jasjit S; Resnicow, Ken; Owen, Greg; Gelberg, Lillian; Des Jarlais, Don 2013. Motivational interviewing to enhance nicotine patch treatment for smoking cessation among homeless smokers: a randomized controlled trial. Addiction (Abingdon, England), 108 6, 1136-44

Goldade, Kate; Burgess, Diana; Olayinka, Abimbola; Whembolua, GL; Okuyemi, Kolawole S 2012. Applying anthropology to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities. Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 14 6, 631-8

Whembolua, GL; Davis, Julia T; Reitzel, Lorraine R; Guo, Hongfei; Thomas, Janet L; Goldade, Kate R; Okuyemi, Kola S; Ahluwalia, Jasjit S 2012. .Subjective social status predicts smoking abstinence among light smokers. American journal of health behavior, 36 5, 639-46