Honora Swain-Ogbonna

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Health Education and Promotion

Dr. Swain-Ogbonna is a contributing Faculty member with the Health Education and Promotion Department at Walden University. She received her Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas School of Public Health with a minor in Health Care Management and Epidemiology. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Howard University and a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University. In addition to the years of public health teaching experience, Dr. Swain enjoys promoting public health through her work with community-based organizations focused on advancing healthy lifestyles through community-driven solutions.

Dr. Swain-Ogbonna has spent the last several years working on health promotion research, primarily on adolescent sexual health and obesity prevention. Her research interests also include mental health and well-being as they relate to childhood obesity, as she believes in providing communities with sustainable change that can produce long term changes in behavior.


PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center

MPH, Emory University

BS, Howard University