Research Scientist, Center for Health Innovation

Kumbie  Madondo,  PhD

Kumbie Madondo, PhD, is a research scientist, splitting her time between the Center for Health Innovation and Center for Evaluation and Applied Research. She specializes in research, measurement and evaluation of health and community engagement initiatives. Her current projects include an evaluation of the Claremont Healthy Village Initiative, a cross-sector collaboration focusing on proactively addressing health disparities and sustaining a shared culture of health promotion and well-being in the Bronx’s Claremont community, as well as a European Commission-funded project examining asthma and diabetes in five European and U.S. cities. Prior to coming to the Academy, she evaluated outreach and enrollment strategies used by community organizations to facilitate insurance enrollment under the Affordable Care Act and was principal investigator for a large-scale evaluation of health education programming in Zimbabwe. Dr. Madondo has co-authored two evaluation guides: Project ECHO® Evaluation 101: A Practical Guide for Evaluating your Program (2017) and The Basics of Evaluation: A Handbook for People Who Want to Know about Evaluation and How to Work with an Evaluator(2016). She holds a PhD in sociology from Virginia Tech University where she taught classes on minority health and health disparities.