Davidson Umeh

Davidson Umeh

Davidson Umeh
Professor
Phone number: 
212.237.8397
Room number: 
325.17HH

Education

 PhD.  University of Wisconsin, Madison 
 MS  State University of New York at Cortland
 BS  State University of New York at Cortland

Bio

Davidson Umeh is the chair of the Department of Health and Physical Education at John Jay College. He teaches several of the health and physical education courses offered by the department. He has published in a variety of professional journals and has presented papers on women and health issues in Africa. He is the editor of two books: Confronting the AIDS Epidemic: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on HIV/AIDS Education (Africa World Press, 1997) and Protect Your Life: A Health Handbook for Law Enforcement Professionals (Looseleaf Law Publications, 1999). He holds a BS and MS from the State University of New York at Cortland and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Publications

BOOKS:

Umeh, D. C. (Ed.). (2014). Protect your life: A handbook for law

      Enforcement professionals. 2nd Edition. Flushing, NY: Looseleaf

      Law Publications Inc.

Umeh, D. C. (Ed.)(1999). Protect your life: A handbook for law

      enforcement professionals. Flushing, NY: Looseleaf Law

      Publications Inc. 

Umeh, D. C. (Ed.)(1997). Confronting the AIDS epidemic: Cross-

      cultural perspectives on HIV/AIDS education, Trenton, New

      Jersey: Africa World Press.

 

Chapters in Books:

Umeh, D. C.(2002). Dehumanization of African Women: An analysis of

      widowhood practices among the Igbos of Nigeria. In Asumah, S.

      N. et.al. (Eds.) The Africana Human Condition and Global

      Dimensions. Global Publications, Binghamton University,

      Binghamton, New York, pp. 197-219.

Umeh, D. C. (1997). AIDS and sports participation: Knowledge

      and opinion of male and female college athletes. In D. C. Umeh

      (Ed.) Confronting the AIDS Epidemic: Cross-Cultural

      Perspectives on HIV/AIDS Education. Trenton, NJ: Africa World

      Press, 141-152.

Umeh, D. C. (1989). The teaching of physical and health education.

      In S. Anih et al. (Eds.) Approaches to Creative Teaching.

      Onitsha: Summer Education Publishers Ltd, 64-74.

Umeh, D. C. (1988). The organization of community health

      education. In G. C. Nduka &  F. N. J. Eresimadu (Eds.) An

      Introduction to Community Education in Nigeria. Ogwashi-Uku:

      Martin Industrial Press and Publishing Company, 114-121.

 

JOURNALS:

Umeh, D. C. & Ejike, F (2004). The role of NGOs in HIV/AIDS

      prevention in Nigeria. Dialectical Anthropology,

      Vol. 28, pp. 339-352.

Umeh, D. C. & Umeh, M. A. (Fall, 2003). Challenges to Prevent

      HIV/AIDS in Africa. Journal of International Council for

      Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance.

      Vol. XXXIX, No. 4, pp. 16-20.

Okoli, P. I. & Umeh, D. C.(2002). Food security and women in

      developing countries. Pakistan Journal of Women's

      Studies:Alarm-e-Niswan, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 97-105.

Umeh, D. C. (Spring, 2002). Culture and Health: Effects of

      widowhood practices on African Women's Health. Journal of

      International Council for Health, Physical Education,

      Recreation, Sport and Dance. Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2 pp. 39-44.

Umeh, D. C. (Winter, 2000). Women and HIV/AIDS infection in Africa.

      Journal of International Council for Health, Physical

      Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance, Vol. XXXVI, No. 2,

      pp. 61-63.

Umeh, D. C. (Spring, 1999). HIV/AIDS and spirituality: A viable

      approach in the treatment of AIDS. Journal of International

      Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and

      Dance, Vol. XXXV, No. 3, pp.40-42.

Umeh, D. C. & Okafor, J. (1995). AIDS: Knowledge, attitude,

      behavior and beliefs of students in a Nigerian university,

      Oriental Journal of Education Research, Nnamdi Azikiwe

      University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria, 78-89.

Katz, J. & Umeh, D. C. (1994). Aquatics soccer conditioning: A

multi-environmental approach. NYSAHPERD Journal, 42(1),

Winter, 2 & 24.

Umeh, D. C. (Oct. 1994). Creating HIV and AIDS awareness for

      coaches. National Coach, 29(1), 17-18.

Yahya, H. A. and Umeh, D. C. (1994). A critical analysis of studies

      tracing the relationship between drugs and crime among urban

      men. International Perspectives on Crime, Drugs and Public

Order; Proceedings - June 12-17, pp. 211-214.

Umeh, D. C. (1994). Helping parents communicate effectively with

      children about preventing acquired immune deficiency syndrome

      (AIDS). Journal of Health Education, 26(5), 303-304.

Umeh, D. C. (April, 1993). Letter on the issue: "Regardless of the

      law, do you think that a physical educator who has reason to

      suspect a student has drugs, has the right to search that

      students' locker?" The Journal of Physical Education,

      Recreation and Dance, 64(4).

Umeh, D. C. (1988). The strategies for implementing primary health

      in a Nigerian community. Nigerian School Health Journal, 

      7(1), 37-40.

Umeh, D. C. (1983). Why not sex education in Nigerian school?

      World Health Forum: An International Journal of Health

      Development, 4(2), 146-147.

Umeh, D. C. (1982). Health misconceptions held by teachers and

      final year students in teacher training colleges in Anambra

      State, Nigeria. Anvil, Awka Journal of Education Studies,

      1(1), 79-85.

Umeh, D. C. (1982). The role of health education in the prevention

      of drug abuse. Nigerian School Health Journal, 4(1), 30-34.

 

PAPERS PRESENTED:

“Examining the cardiovascular health issues of firefighters.” International Council of Health, Physical Education Sports and Dance conference, Charlotte, NC April, 2013.

“The Effects of Environmental Problems on Nigerians’ Health: A Review.” Paper presented at the International Association of Nigerian Studies and Development. 19th Annual Conference, Clark Atlanta  University, Atlanta GA. September 20-23, 2007. 

“The Impact of Globalization on Health Care in Nigeria” Paper presented at the African Heritage Studies Association Conference, University of South Florida, Tampa, October 19-21, 2006.

"Dehumanization of African women: An analysis of widowhood practices among the Igbos of Nigeria." Paper presented at the New York African Studies Association conference at SUNY, Brockport on April 27-28, 2001.

"Pragmatic approaches for preventing HIV/AIDS among Nigerian women." Conference on Women's Reflections on Nigeria in the 21st century. held at the Nigerian House, 828 2nd Avenue, New York on Saturday August 12th 2000.

"Warriors do Cry: An Expose of the Health Issues in Law Enforcement." The Fifth Biennial Conference, International Perspectives on Crime, Justice and Public Order, Bologna, Italy, June 5-9, 2000.

"Challenging and Preventing HIV/AIDS in Africa: Print and Non-Print:" African Studies Association Conference, April 28-29, 2000, SUNY, Cortland, New York.

"Health Implications of Widowhood Practices in Africa." Second International Conference on Women in Africa and the African Diaspora: Health and Human Rights. Indiana University, Indianapolis, October 23-27, 1998.

"HIV/AIDS in Africa: How Women are Infected" Second International Conference on Women in Africa and the African Diaspora: Health and Human Rights. Indiana University, Indianapolis, October 23-27, 1998.

"Women and HIV/AIDS infection in Africa." Paper presented at the New York State African Association Conference at Russel Sage College, Troy, NY, June 10-12, 1997.

"A Critical Analysis of Studies Tracing the Relationship between Drugs and Crime among Urban Men." International Perspectives Conference on Crime, Drugs and Public Order, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, June 12-17, 1994.

"AIDS: Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior and Belief of Students in a Nigerian University." VI International Conference on AIDS Education held in Washington DC, August 16-19, 1992.

"Preventing AIDS Through Parental Involvement in the Educational

Process." CUNY Health Science Colloquim, Lehman College, Oct. 10, 1991.

 

LECTURES

"Traditional African Marriage: The Igbos of Nigeria as a Case Study." Paper presented to John Jay Students during the Black History Month celebration organized by the Student Development Department, John Jay College, February 5, 2001.

"HIV/AIDS and the Work Place: Is It Different from Other Chronic Diseases?" Paper presented at the 15th Annual Women's Health Day of National Council on Women's Health at Lenox Hill Hospital Einhorn Auditorium, November 22, 1997.

"HIV and Spirituality: A Viable Option in the Treatment of AIDS." Paper presented in the workshop organized for the South Bronx HIV Care Network at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center on Thursday, October 23, 1997.

"Literacy through Physical Education." Professional Development Activity workshop for teachers organized by Community School Board District One at PS 20, March 22, 1996.

"A Course Curriculum for Anabolic Steroids." Conference Organized by New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The Omni Albany Hotels, Albany, November 15-17, 1995.

"Effective Teaching Approaches for Better Student Retention in John

Jay College of Criminal Justice." Workshop organized by the Division of Student Development, John Jay College, May 12, 1995.

"The Impact of Culture on HIV/AIDS Epidemics." Conference organized by the International AIDS (Asian) Association, December 18,1994, Manhattan, New York.