Oghenekaro omodior (PhD, mph) Postdoctoral Scholar



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OGHENEKARO OMODIOR (PhD, MPH)

Postdoctoral Scholar

Department of Tourism, Recreation & Sports management

College of Health & Human Performance

University of Florida|P.O. Box 118208|Gainesville, Florida, 32611

Cell-phone: (803) 318-7790; Email: oomodior@hhp.ufl.edu


EDUCATION







University of Florida


Doctor of Philosophy

Health & Human Performance (Recreation, Parks, & Tourism)



Dissertation: Modeling Protection Motivation against Chikungunya for travelers to the Caribbean

2015

University of South Carolina


Master of Public Health

Health Promotion, Education, & Behavior



Practicum: Evaluation of Quit-smoking campaigns in South Carolina & Uruguay

2012

Ogun State University, Nigeria


Master of Science

Clinical Biochemistry & Immunology



Thesis: Comparative Study of anti-oxidant status in pregnant rural/urban dwellers

2007







TEACHING EXPERIENCE




Department of Tourism, Recreation, & Sports management University of Florida

Postdoctoral Scholar

  1. HLP-6515 (classroom): Evaluation Procedures in Health & Human Performance

  2. HLP-6515 (online): Evaluation Procedures in Health & Human Performance

Spring 2016

Teaching Assistant Fall 2015

  1. SPM-2000 (online): Introduction to Sport Management (Class size = 180 students)

  2. SPM-6158 (online): Management & Leadership in Sports

Teaching Assistant Summer, 2015

  1. SPM-3012 (online): Sports and Society (Class size = 150 students)

Teaching Assistant Spring & Summer, 2015

  1. LEI-6931: Revenue Management for Hospitality Business

Instructor Fall, 2014

  1. LEI-4880: Research Methods in Tourism, Recreation, & Sports management.

Graduate Assistant

  1. ALS-5932: Introduction to Applied Statistics

Summer, 2014

Teaching Assistant

  1. LEI-2181 (online): Leisure in Contemporary Society

Summer, 2014

Teaching Assistant

  1. LEI-2181 (online): Leisure in Contemporary Society

Summer, 2013




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE




Biological Research University of Florida, 2014

Laboratory of Dr. Gregory C. Gray,

Global Pathogens Laboratory, Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI)


Graduate Research University of Florida, 2013/2014

Department of Tourism, Recreation & Sports Management



Graduate Research Assistant University of South Carolina, 2011 – 2012

Arnold School of Public Health



Research Technician, MIM/TDR Sponsored Research Project, Department of Zoology

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

2009 -2010



Clinical Laboratory Services & Training Officer, Community Medicine Department

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

2002 - 2010






RESEARCH INTERESTS

Parks, Outdoor Recreation use & accessibility as social determinants of Health and Quality of Life; Human Risk/Protective Factors for Vector-borne Emerging Infectious Diseases in Travel, Outdoor recreation & Tourism; Public Health Risk Management in Outdoor Recreation, Travel & Tourism; Health Communication; Global Health, Hazard visualization, Spatial statistics


AREAS OF TEACHING EXPERTISE (Graduate/Undergraduate level courses)

  • Applied multivariate statistical methods; Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Public Health research, Recreation, Parks & Tourism; Introduction to R, SPSS, & STATA; Spatial epidemiology; Introductory Statistics; Ecotourism concepts and practice, Leisure in society; Theoretical Concepts in Health Promotion, and RPT; Concepts and methods in Epidemiology; Evaluation of Health Promotion programs; Principles & practice of Health Education




GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

  • Omodior, O. (2014). Preliminary assessment of tick-borne disease surveillance efforts in West Africa. Contract (# N68171-14-P-0211) funded by US Navy Medical Research Unit (NAMRU-3). Total approved: $14,400.00

  • Omodior, O. (2013). Predictors of Sustainable Leisure and Tourism Academic Programs in Universities/Colleges. Submitted to and funded by Eric Fredheim Tourism Institute. Total approved: $500.00

  • Omodior, O. (2014). Predictors of intention to engage in tick-borne disease personal protective behavior in outdoor recreation. Submitted to Association for Outdoor Recreation & Education (AORE). Total proposed: $500.00 (not approved)




AWARDS/HONORS/FELLOWSHIPS/SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. 2015 Outstanding International student award

College of Health & Human Performance, University of Florida

November, 2015

  1. JPRA 2015 Best Paper Award

Academy & Sagamore Publishing (Journal of Parks & Recreation Administration [JPRA, 2015])

September, 2015



  1. Talented graduate student scholarship award

Dr. Linda (Dr. T.) Thornton scholarship, University of Florida

  1. Summer Institute in Statistics & Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) Scholarship

University of Washington, Seattle

April, 2014
March, 2014




PUBLICATIONS


  • Omodior, O., Pennington-Gray, L., and Donohoe, H. (2015). Efficacy of the Theory of Planned Behavior in predicting the intention to engage in tick-borne disease personal protective behavior amongst visitors to an outdoor recreation center. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 33(2), 37-53.

  • Donohoe, H., Pennington-Gray, L. and Omodior, O. (2015) Lyme disease: Current issues, implications, and recommendations for tourism management. Tourism Management, 46: 408-418. DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2014.07.006

  • Liu, B., Donohoe, H., Pennington-Gray, L. Omodior, O. (2015). New York City Bed Bug Crisis as Framed by Tourists on TripAdvisor. Tourism Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal; 20(2), 243-250. DOI:10.3727/108354215X14265319207597

  • Omodior O., Donohoe, H. (2015 in press). Cote d’ Ivoire Tourism. Encyclopedia of Tourism (Springer)

  • Omodior, O., (2013). The High Stakes of Finding your Feet in the University – A Wake up Call to the Academic Departments. Grad Cannon UFL GSC Newsletter; 2:5, 6.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

  • Omodior, O., Diclaro, J. (Preparation). Tick distribution in South-South Nigeria

  • Omodior, O., Pennington-Gray, L., Thapa, B., Holland, S., Kiousis, S. (Preparation). Modeling the predictors of tourists’ adaptive coping response for Chikungunya disease in the Caribbean

  • Omodior, O., Pennington-Gray, L., Thapa, B., Holland, S., Kiousis, S. (Preparation). Insect-repellent use for Chikungunya risk-reduction among tourists and outdoor recreationists in the Caribbean – The role of Protection Motivation Theory.

  • Omodior, O., Pennington-Gray, L., Thapa, B., Holland, S., Kiousis, S. (Preparation). Modeling protection motivation for Chikungunya disease in the Caribbean

  • Omodior, O., Pennington-Gray, L., Thapa, B., Holland, S., Kiousis, S. (Preparation). Empirical evaluation of Chikungunya disease risk factors at a popular tourist destination.

  • Omodior, O., Pennington-Gray, L. (Preparation). The Role of GIS in Health Promotion Program Planning

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • Mitchell, MB., Jones, T., Renema S. (2014). Will I make it on My Own? Voices and Visions of 17-Year-Old Youth in Transition. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal; DOI 10.1007/s10560-014-0364-2 (Acknowledged as a Graduate Assistant contributor. My contributions to this study included literature review, data entry, cleaning and analysis in SPSS and MaXQDA).




REFEREED SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

2015

Omodior, O., Pennington-Gray, L. Spatial Distribution of Accommodation Facilities in Florida – Implications for Management of Coastal Tourism. Accepted for Paper Presentation. International Coastal and Marine Tourism Congress, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

2015

Omodior, O., Donohoe, H., Pennington-Gray, L. Spatial distribution of tick-borne disease risk in Florida: Implications for outdoor recreation. Poster Presentation. College of Health & Human Performance, Stanley Lecture Research Symposium

2014

Omodior, O., Pennington-Gray, L., Donohoe, H. Predictors of intention to engage in tick borne disease personal protective behavior among visitors to Lake Wauburg, Florida. Oral Presentation. College of Health & Human Performance, Graduate Student Research Symposium

2014

Omodior, O., Pennington-Gray, L., Donohoe, H. Efficacy of the Theory of Planned Behavior in Predicting Tick Borne Disease Personal Protective Behavior Amongst Recreationists at Lake Wauburg, Florida. Poster presentation. HHP Graduate Student Research Symposium

2014

Omodior, O., Donohoe, H. Suitability Assessment Using GIS for Placement of a Public Health Intervention Facility in Gainesville, Florida. Oral Paper Presentation. 9th Annual Conference, Florida Society of the Social Sciences, Gainesville, Florida

2014

Donohoe, H.; Pennington-Gray, L.; Blackburn, J. and Omodior, O. Occupational Risk and Vulnerability: Tick-Borne Disease Knowledge, Risk Perceptions, and Behaviors in Florida State Parks. Travel and Tourism Research Association Conference, Brugges, Belgium

2014

Omodior O., Donohoe, H. Vulnerability Assessment of Tick-borne Disease Risk in Florida Parks – A mixed methods Approach. Poster Presentation. Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, Gainesville, Florida

2014

Donohoe, H., Pennington-Gray, L., Blackburn, J., and Omodior, O. Occupational Risk for Tick Borne Disease: Preliminary Findings of a Florida State Park Employee Survey. Poster Presentation. Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, Gainesville, Florida

2014

Donohoe, H., Pennington-Gray, L., Blackburn, J. and Omodior, O. Tick-Borne Disease Prevention Amongst Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resource Management Workers in Florida’s Natural Areas. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida

2014

Omodior, O., & Donohoe, H. Development of a Measuring Scale for Leisure-Related Academic Program Viability in Colleges and Universities. Accepted for Poster presentation. Coalition for Education in the Outdoors, Twelfth Biennial Research Symposium at Indiana University’s Bradford Woods

2014

Donohoe, H., Pennington-Gray, L., Omodior, O. and Liu, B. Employee and visitor perceptions and precautions related to Lyme disease risk in Florida State Parks. 2nd World Research Summit for Hospitality and Tourism. Orlando, Florida

2013

Donohoe, H., Pennington-Gray, L., Omodior, O. and Liu, B. Lyme Disease: Occupational Risks. Travel and Tourism Research Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri

2013

Omodior, O., & Donohoe, H. The Evolution of Tick-Borne Disease Science. Poster presentation. Emerging Pathogens/Tourism Crisis Management Initiative Think-tank workshop. Poster presentation. Emerging Pathogens Institute, Gainesville Florida

2013

Omodior, O. and Donohoe, H. A One Health Approach to Understanding and Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases of Importance in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality. Poster Presentation. 2nd World Research Summit for Hospitality and Tourism, Orlando, Florida

2013

Omodior, O. and Donohoe, H. International Travel and Select Nationally Notifiable Diseases in the USA. Poster Presentation. Southeast Tourism Society/Southeast Travel and Tourism Research Association Fall Forum, Jacksonville, Florida

2013

Omodior, O. and Donohoe, H. Relationship between Select Nationally Notifiable Diseases and International Travel. Poster Presentation. Innovation through Institutional Integration/Graduate Students Research Day, Gainesville, Florida

2013

Donohoe, H. & Omodior, O. Occupational Risk for Lyme Disease in U.S. Tourism Workers. Conference Poster Presentation. Travel and Tourism Research Association Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri

2013

Donohoe, H., Pennington-Gray, L., Omodior, O. Tick-Borne Disease Risk and Prevention: A Tourism Supply-side Perspective. Conference Poster Presentation. Emerging Pathogens Institute, Sixth Annual Research Day, Gainesville, Florida

2013

Omodior O., Thrasher, JF. Evaluation of South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) Smoking Cessation Mass Media Campaigns, 2010 – 2012. Conference Paper Presentation. Florida Society of the Social Sciences. Gainesville




SELECTED WORKSHOPS

2014

Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling of Infectious Diseases (SISMID) – Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle

2014

Protecting Florida from Dengue and Chikungunya through Control of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus Workshop – Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, University of Florida/IFAS, Vero Beach

2014

Ecological Niche Modeling using Genetic Algorithm for Rule-set Prediction (GARP) – Online training facilitated by Jason Blackburn (PhD), Emerging Pathogens Institute & Department of Geography, University of Florida

2013

Public Health Laboratory techniques – Global Pathogens Laboratory, Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida




PEER REVIEW

American Public Health Association (APHA) Student Chapter

  • Abstracts reviewed for APHA in 2011




PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Academy of Leisure Sciences (ALS)

  • American Public Health Association (APHA)

  • Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE)

  • Medical laboratory sciences council of Nigeria (MLSCN)




SKILLS

  • Spatial data analysis using ESRI ArcGIS, R, GeoDA, SaTScan, GeoSpatial Modeling Environment

  • Structural Equation Modeling using IBM® AMOS®, R programming

  • Statistical/Data analysis using R, SPSS, AMOS, STATA

  • Experimental research design, Survey Instrument design (online/offline), Survey data management (codebook) & analysis

  • Molecular biology techniques (DNA/RNA, traditional PCR, RT-PCR gel electrophoresis, Gel extraction, ELISA, Hemagglutination assays, Cell counts, etc.).






OGHENEKARO, O. Vita current to JANUARY, 2016



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