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Staff Profile: Kumbie Madondo, Ph.D., Joins Community Science

Kumbie Madondo, Ph.D, Analyst, has extensive knowledge about racial and ethnic disparities in health and, in particular, trends and issues related to HIV/AIDS, poverty, and the role of technology in facilitating civic engagement. She is skilled in conducting qualitative and quantitative studies, including the use of path analysis and other statistical models. At Community Science, Dr. Madondo is responsible for analyzing data on the outreach, education, and enrollment of racial and ethnic minorities in health insurance programs as a result of provisions in the Affordable Care Act. She also is working on revising and updating the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Evaluation Handbook published in 2003. Prior to joining Community Science, Dr. Madondo worked as a program evaluator and technical assistance provider for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded project that focused on HIV/AIDS prevention among African American and Latino populations. She also was involved in a National Science Foundation-funded project on technology use and civic and political engagement in Montgomery County, Virginia. Dr. Madondo was the recipient of a scholarship from the National Science Foundation in 2011, and has published and presented on the subjects mentioned above. 

Dr. Madondo is an avid skydiver and is aiming to get her skydiver license by 2018, with the aim of making her first solo dive over the beautiful Dubai Ocean. Beyond skydiving, she also enjoys bungee jumping, travelling the world, and photography.

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