Clement Gwede, Ph.D., MPH, RN

Clement K. Gwede, Ph.D., MPH, R.N.

Educational and Institutional Background

Harare Hospital School of Nursing, Harare Zimbabwe RN Nursing
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK BSN Health Education
University of South Florida College of Public Health,
Tampa, FL
MPH Health Education and Promotion
University of South Florida College of Public Health,
Tampa, FL
PhD Health Education
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL Fellowship Cancer Control: Cancer, Culture, and Literacy

Current Positions:

  • Associate Member, Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Division of Population Science, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  • Associate Professor, Oncologic Sciences, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Associate Director, Moffitt Diversity, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

Role in ECHO

Dr. Gwede is a member of the ECHO Training Program Advisory Panel.

Research Background

Dr. Clement Gwede received training as a registered nurse (RN) in Zimbabwe before coming to the United States where he completed his bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in public health education. His research in the area of health outcomes and behavior in cancer is funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/ National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Cancer Society (ACSD). He is Principal Investigator (PI) or Multiple PI for grants focused on understanding and reducing health disparities through culturally targeted patient- centered interventions delivered via small media or by community health advisors. His research seeks also to improve quality of life and ameliorate cancer treatment related symptoms. Dr. Gwede has used mixed qualitative and quantitative research, and community- based participatory research (CBPR) methods of engaging community members in research. In the area of training he is MPI on the NCI- dunded Community Network Program Center (CNPC) Grant involving a Community Based Participatory Research Training Institute (CBPRTI) for junior behavioral researchers. He serves as mentor in an R25 Training Program in Behavioral Oncology (for post- doctoral fellows) at Moffitt.