Khadidiatou Ndiaye

Assistant Professor of Global Health and International Affairs
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Areas of Expertise

Behavior change communication; Communication for Development; Intercultural Communication; Health Communication; Global Health Disparities

Dr. Khadidiatou Ndiaye is an assistant professor of Global Health and the Director of the Global Health Communication Program at the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University.

Dr. Ndiaye’s work centers on issues of health, culture, and behavior change communication. She explores how culture impacts the fundamental understanding of health in African communities throughout the world. Her research focuses on highlighting the unique health experiences of communities and their implications for not only understanding health risk but also designing contextually appropriate behavior change interventions. She is also interested in addressing the inherent methodological and procedural challenges of international health research (both from researchers’ and participants’ standpoints).


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