Khadidiatou Ndiaye, M.A., Ph.D.

Khadidiatou Ndiaye, M.A., Ph.D.

Dr. Khadidiatou Ndiaye is an Assistant Professor of Global Health and the Co-Director, Global Health Communication Track.

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    950 New Hampshire Avenue
    406 - Floor 4
    Washington, DC 20052

Dr. Ndiaye is very committed to promoting the voices of non-western populations in the health realm. She is dedicated to making contributions to the nexus of intercultural communication, health communication, and global health activities. She believes that the complex issues addressing health and health behavior can be best understood by adopting an ecological approach. One must understand the impact of policies, gender, socio-economic status and culture to make meaningful impact in behavior change communication.


Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, Minor Computer Technology, Indiana University, Indianapolis Master of Arts, Communication University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Doctor of Philosophy, Communication. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park


PubH 6411: Global Health Data Collection PubH 6431: Global Health Communication Strategies & Skills, Department of Global Health


Dr. Ndiaye's work centers on issues of health, culture, and international communication. She explores how culture impacts the fundamental understanding of health in communities throughout the world. She is also interested in addressing the inherent methodological and procedural challenges of international health research (both from researchers' and participants' standpoints). Dr. Ndiaye uses both quantitative and qualitative approaches and has experience designing, implementing, and triangulating data from mixed method studies. She has worked on several projects including:

  • Socio-cultural factors impacting polio vaccine acceptance
  • HIV/AIDS family stigma communication
  • Mother to child transmission of HIV
  • Parent child communication about nutrition
  • M-Health & Telemedicine in developing countries
  • International Student Health


  • Behavioral Health
  • Health Communication
  • Health Disparities