Linda Bomboka Wilson

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Social and Behavioral Sciences
1101 W. Montgomery Ave


Dr. Linda Bomboka Wilson is an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. In the classroom, Dr. Wilson aims to stimulate learning through critical thinking, practical application, and incorporating innovative approaches to the ever-evolving field of public health. As a trained scholar from the University of South Florida's Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence, Dr. Bomboka Wilson is passionate about mentoring future public health leaders and advocates for interdisciplinary and translational research, practice and policy. Her background is in global health, maternal and child health, and women's reproductive health. Her interests lie in addressing disparities in women's reproductive health among minority, migrant, and refugee groups. She received her PhD in public health at the University of South Florida with a concentration in community and family health. Her dissertation examined family planning beliefs of recently resettled Congolese refugee women living in West Central Florida.


  • PhD, Community and Family Health, University of South Florida
  • MPH, Global Health, University of South Florida
  • BS, Biology/Health Sciences, Columbus State University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




SBS 2101

Disease Prevention and Control


SBS 2203

AIDS and Society


SBS 4185

Public Health Internship


SBS 5001

Fundamentals of Public Health


SBS 5002

Program Planning, Theory, and Practice


SBS 8005

Health Promotion in Vulnerable Populations


SBS 9289

MPH Fieldwork I


SBS 9389

MPH Fieldwork II


Selected Publications

  • Scherr, C.L., Bomboka, L., Nelson, A., Pal, T., & Vadaparampil, S.T. (2017). Tracking the dissemination of a culturally targeted brochure to promote awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer among Black women. Patient Educ Couns, 100(5), pp. 805-811. Ireland. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.10.026

  • Vadaparampil, S.T., Malo, T.L., Hughes-Halbert, C., Holt, C.L., Bynum, S.A., Kim, J., Bonner, D., Bomboka, L., Scherr, C., Ashing, K., & Pal, T. (2014). Abstract C43: Health-related quality of life among younger black breast cancer survivors. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, 23(11 Supplement), p. C43.

  • Alio, A.P., Merrell, L., Roxburgh, K., Clayton, H.B., Marty, P.J., Bomboka, L., TraorĂ©, S., & Salihu, H.M. (2011). The psychosocial impact of vesico-vaginal fistula in Niger. Arch Gynecol Obstet, 284(2), pp. 371-378. Germany. doi: 10.1007/s00404-010-1652-5