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LaHoma Smith S Romocki

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Associate Professor
(919) 530-6404
(919) 530-7985
143 Miller-Morgan Building


Associate Professor

Teach undergraduate courses, conduct scholarly research on global public health and health disparities, coordinate service learning activities, and advise public health and pre-med students and student led organizations. Courses include: HEDU 4700 Introduction to Global Health, 4000- Communicating for Health, HEDU 3210 -Foundations of Public Health, HEDU 3600 -Planning for Health Promotion, and HEDU 4220- Senior Seminar, the capstone course for graduating majors.


Dr. Romocki is a Health Communication specialist. Her experience includes managing complex statewide, national, and international public health programs, teaching public health courses, applying scientific research to program operations and interventions, handling media relations, conducting communications research, writing proposals, developing curricula and educational materials, and conducting public health education workshops for U.S. and international audiences.

Dr. Romocki has worked extensively in the area of reproductive health including the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STDs. She has developed a network of colleagues throughout government and non-governmental programs to integrate research findings into communication and training programs targeting service providers, policy makers and family planning clients. She has worked with the media, and has made numerous television and radio appearances. She has substantive work experience in nine developing countries and has good command of both conversational and professional French.

Research Interests

Global public health, health communications and literacy, HPV and cervical cancer, racial and ethnic health disparities


PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2004
MPH University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1984
BA Duke University 1979


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