Amondre A. Smith, is a recent graduate of North Carolina Central University, located in Durham, NC. There, he received his Bachelors of Science in Public Health Education with an immediate double-minor in the Spanish language and Environmental Sciences. Mr. Smith has approximately three years of experience administering health education to minorities and underserved groups and populations. As the Research/Data Analyst with the Empowerment Resource Center, Inc. located in Atlanta, GA, Amondre works with the CDC-funded Restoration Project and the SAMSHA-funded Integrated Care Partnership of Metro Atlanta conducting data collection, analysis, evaluation, interpretation of research, and monitoring and evaluating program activities. His passion for public health education stems directly from being a minority himself and the idea that the healthy choices we make today will ultimately shape our world tomorrow. Mr. Smith has recently interned with the C.D.C. Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (TB) in sole efforts of identifying a new and effective TB vaccination.
After receiving his MPH degree and his PhD in Hematology and Cultural Anthropology concurrently, he plans to establish local health clinics designed exclusively for the management and treatment of those infected and affected by sickle cell anemia disease. Amondre has been awarded his Certified Health Education Specialists’ certification (CHES) and he believes that diligence, time and steadfastness are all coalescent keys to attaining optimal success.