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Azieb Kidanu

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health

Azieb Kidanu, PhD, MPH, CHES, is a public health educator and researcher in tobacco use prevention and control with a special interest in non-cigarette tobacco products and vulnerable populations.

Doctor of Philosophy, Behavioral and Community Health

University of Maryland at College Park, School of Public Health

Master of Public Health, Community Health Education

University of Tennessee at Knoxville


HLTH 170 - The Corporate Footprint: How Industries Influence the Public's Health

HLTH 200 - Introduction to Research in Community Health

HLTH 246 - The U.S. Tobacco Epidemic

HLTH 264 - Tweets & Likes: Digital Health and Social Media

HLTH 710 - Methods and Techniques of Research

SPHL 601 - Core Concepts in Public Health

Delta Omega, Gamma Zeta Chapter, Honorary Society in Public Health, 2020

Dean’s Scholar, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, 2020

Robin Sawyer Teaching/Communication Award, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, 2018

Kidanu AW, Shi R, Cruz-Cano R, Feldman RH, Butler J, Dyer TV, Fryer CS, Varshney A, Lee E, Clark PI. (2022). Visual Attention to Health Warning Labels on Waterpipe Venue Menus in Immersive Virtual Reality. Nicotine Tobacco Research.

Kidanu AW, Shi R, Cruz-Cano R, Feldman RH, Butler J, Dyer TV, Fryer CS, Varshney A & Clark PI. (2021). Health Information on Waterpipe Lounge Menus to Educate Young Adults: Pilot Study Findings. Health Behavior & Education.

Kidanu AW, Butler J, & Dyer TV. (2021). A Qualitative Approach: Factors that Influence the Initiation and Continuation of Hookah Smoking in Ethiopian and Eritrean Americans. Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse.

Cruz-Cano R, Rangel-Gomez M, Von Wagoner C, Kidanu AW, Brinkman M & Clark PI. (2019). The Acceptability of Smokeless Tobacco Products Depends on Nicotine Levels. Addictive Behaviors Reports.

Kidanu AW, Butler J, & Dyer T. (2019). Assessing Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Hookah Smoking among Ethiopian and Eritrean American Adults. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved.

Rangel-Gomez M, Cruz-Cano R, Kidanu AW, Von Wagoner C, McDonald C, & Clark PI. (2018). Disassociating the Effect of Flavor and Nicotine in Tobacco Products Using Electroencephalography: The Case of Wintergreen Flavors. Addictive Behaviors.

Buzzell GA, Das B, Cruz-Cano R, Nkongho LE, Kidanu AW, Kim H, Clark PI, & McDonald CG. (2016). Using Electrophysiological Measures to Assess the Consumer Acceptability of Smokeless Tobacco Products. Nicotine & Tobacco Research.