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Daramola N. Cabral, DrPH, PA

Daramola N. Cabral, DrPH, PA
Department Chair
John F. Kennedy University
(925) 969-3577

Dr. Daramola Cabral Ibrahim is a public health research scientist, epidemiologist, and physician assistant. She earned the Bachelor of Medical Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. She then completed her Master’s in Public Health with an emphasis in Maternal and Child Health and doctoral degree with an emphasis in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley, CA, where she focused in infectious disease and cancer control. Dr. Cabral completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco where she focused on identifying effective strategies for conducting epidemiological research in diverse populations, with an emphasis on improving health outcomes in vulnerable populations and those historically underrepresented in biomedical research. She also completed post-doctoral studies at the Northern California Cancer Center where she explored dietary patterns associated with the risk of cancer in the California Teachers Cohort Study. Currently, Dr. Cabral Ibrahim is professor and chair of the BA in Public Health at John F. Kennedy University.


Dr. Cabral was the founding director of the HIV prevention and epidemiology program at the Alameda County Medical Center, where she examined HIV risk and developed prevention intervention strategies in hospitalized and clinic patients. She was also the cancer control officer in the City and County of San Francisco, where she partnered with community-based organizations in research to improve breast cancer outcomes in African American women.

Dr. Cabral Ibrahim’s current scholarship focuses on elucidating factors which influence prostate cancer outcomes among American and foreign-born African men. In January 2010 she completed a sabbatical in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where she was a visiting professor at Muhimbili University School of Allied Health Sciences. In Tanzania Dr. Cabral Ibrahim explored cultural mediators of health beliefs and behaviors in Tanzanian men with regard to prostate cancer screening knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors.



1981 B.MSc., P.A .Emory University, Atlanta Georgia
1989 M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California
1994 Dr.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, California
1995 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Appointment, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California;