R. Isma

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Master of Public Health (MPH)

Dr. Isma holds a PhD degree in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology, Master’s in public health (MPH) with a concentration in Epidemiology, Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Human Resources Management, and a B.S. in Biology (Pre-Med). Dr. Isma is currently teaching in the School of Health Sciences and Policy as a contributing Faculty and Mentoring for the MPH/DrPH/PhD, Chair Committee member for Public Health Program with Walden University. Dr. Isma is also teaching at Everglades University in the Master of Public Health Administration (MPHA) Program. Prior to her current position, Dr. Isma held a position as an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention / Visiting Assistant Professor - Epidemiology at Florida International University’s (FIU) Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work.

Coupled with her academic credentials, Dr. Isma brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of HealthCare. She has over twelve years of hands-on experience in the field of HealthCare, Strategic Planning, STD/TB, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Isma is certified by the State of Florida as an Environmental Health Professionals (CEPH).

Her activism is guided by the passion to help people who are disenfranchised not only in the USA, but also around the world. Her passion has led to the founding of Impact on the World Through HealthCare (IWTHC), a 501(3) non-profit organization aimed at helping people around the world by reducing health disparities, increasing awareness and providing access to much needed health care services. Her research interests focus on health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities, especially the development of HIV primary and secondary prevention interventions for underserved populations in the U.S. and internationally.
She is an abstract and film reviewer for several Public Health Conferences panels.


PhD, Walden University

MPH, Walden University

MBA, Florida Metropolitan University

BS, Florida Atlantic University

Public Service

Impact on the World Through Healthcare, Inc, President -