Peter Memiah


Dr. Peter Memiah, assistant professor, teaches epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences and infectious diseases. He also provides guidance on internships.

Memiah is an epidemiologist who conducts fieldwork that combines clinical data with behavioral and community observations to ensure evidence-based decision making. He has extensive experience in conducting research, program evaluation and community outreach and support. He is currently conducting an evaluation of the elimination of mother to child transmission in Kenya, and developing a post-2015 strategic framework for this population.

He has resided in nine African and two Caribbean countries and collaborates with institutions and countries to design and implement quality improvement programs that ensure optimal client outcomes. He has designed courses and curricular that were used to train more than 1,000 health care workers in resource limited settings.

A grant from the Center for Research and Economic Opportunity will expand this work by implementing the Reaching, Engaging and Advancing Research, a project initiative that will address public health workforce development in low and middle income countries.

He has written book chapters and more than 30 articles in peer reviewed journals on various aspects of HIV. He also developed country guidelines, job aids and materials that were used to assess, treat and provide continuity of care for lifelong HIV treatment.

Before coming to UWF in 2015, he was the director of outcomes and evaluations with the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine – Global Health.

He has a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences with a psychology focus, master’s degree in in management and organizational development, and doctorate in public health with an emphasis in epidemiology.