Mumbi Okundaye

EdD, 2017


Mumbi Okundaye currently serves as the graduate program administrator for the Master of Public Health and the Doctor of Public Health programs at the University of Georgia College of Public Health. She is responsible for student admissions and retention, recruitment, and program development. In addition, Okundaye serves on the college accreditation committee, and is the liaison with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). She has been authored in published articles relating to research on persistent poverty and poor health, as well as health literacy among older adults. She also has extensive experience in co-authoring demographic analyses and feasibility studies for various local and state organizations in Georgia.

Okundaye's community efforts include serving on the AIDS Athens board of directors, organizing an annual Athens AIDS Walk, and serving on the Diversity Representative Council at UGA. She is also a member of Sigma Phi Omega (national academic honor and professional society in gerontology) and Delta Omega National Honor Society in Public Health.

Okundaye received a Bachelor of Art in psychology from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and a Master of Public Health in health policy and management, as well as a Certificate in Gerontology, from UGA. She is currently pursuing an Executive Doctorate in higher education management within UGA's Institute of Higher Education.