Meet David N. Ombengi, PharmD, MBA, MPH

"I believe that an educator is an academic, social, and professional role model with a vision of the overall success of students by providing a supportive, empowering and challenging learning experience. To accomplish this, I leverage appropriate learning methods to accommodate different learning preferences, stimulate critical thinking and the application of evidence-based knowledge to solve real world problems. It is also equally important to inculcate lifelong learning skills by providing learners timely and objective feedback "

David Ombengi, PharmD, MBA, MPH

David N. Ombengi, PharmD, MBA, MPH

Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Sciences





Before joining the MCW Pharmacy School, David N. Ombengi, PharmD, MBA, MPH was an Associate Professor at Hampton University School of Pharmacy and Health Disparities Researcher at Hampton University’s Regional Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research Center-Minority Men’s Health Initiative (TCC-MMHI ), and Co-Principal Investigator in a NIH-funded “Cardiovascular disease (CVD) among rural African American Men.  Dr. Ombengi established a solid clinical translational research program using comparative effectiveness research (CER) and community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches to develop evidence-based interventions to reduce health disparities in economically disadvantaged populations. Dr. Ombengi’s work is published in peer-reviewed Journals in addition to over 20 scientific presentations nationally and internationally.  Additionally, he served as Clinical Faculty/Preceptor for Ambulatory Care/Cardiology rotations at Olde Towne Medical Center, a federally designated Rural Health Clinic in Williamsburg, VA. Dr. Ombengi’s long-term goals are to establish a collaborative ambulatory care/cardiology practice and research model to eliminate health disparities among economically disadvantaged populations.

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  Education and Training

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) - Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA


Master of Business Administration (MBA) - University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN


Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management - University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN


Master of Public Health - Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


Academic Teaching and Research Fellowship - Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA


Pharmacy Practice Residency - University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE





Point-of-Care Testing Train-the-Trainer Program - National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)


Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support - American Heart Association


Immunization Certification - American Pharmacists Association


Graduate Certificate in Health Care Managment - University of St. Thomas


Registered Pharmacist - Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin

  Research Interests
  • Development and evaluating evidence-based strategies to eliminate chronic disease health disparities using cost-effective analysis and decision models.
  • Cardiovascular disease barriers and facilitators among minority and economically disadvantaged populations using comparative effectiveness and community-based participatory research approaches