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Dr. Amnie is an Assistant Professor at CUNY Hostos Community College, where he imparts his  knowledge and experience in the field of health education. He holds a Doctor of Education in Health Education (EdD) from the prestigious Teachers College, Columbia University in the City of New York, as well as a Master's in Global Health (MPH) with a specialization in Infectious Diseases from the renowned Emory University, and a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on Healthcare Management from West Texas A&M University.

As an International Medical Graduate, Dr. Amnie brings with him over two decades of experience in clinical and public health practice and leadership. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Jimma University and specialized in General Surgery at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, his country of origin. In addition, he holds the esteemed designation of Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES®), which attests to his advanced level of professional competence and experience in the field of health education and health promotion.

Dr. Amnie's passion for education is evident in his diverse teaching portfolio, which includes courses such as Medical Terminology, Introduction to Community Health, Nutrition, Prevention of Substance Use and Abuse, Interpersonal Relations and Team Building, Health and the Young Child, and Contemporary Health Issues in the Education Department. He has also taught Bio230 Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab and Lecture), and Bio240 Anatomy and Physiology II (Lab and Lecture) in the Natural Sciences Department at Hostos CC. Notably, he has created an online Open Education Resource Textbook for the courses HLT 214 Substance Use and Abuse and HLT 111 Health and the Young Child, showcasing his dedication to innovative and accessible education.

Dr. Amnie has been consistently teaching in multiple modes of instruction, including fully online asynchronous, synchronous, and hybrid modes since the spring semester of 2017, besides the traditional face to face instruction. He has actively participated in various training workshops, contributed to the design and development of multiple online courses, mentored fellow faculty, and served as an evaluator of online course offerings.  

Dr. Amnie's research and published work center on the prevention of high-risk health behaviors and the science of change in behavior, with a particular emphasis on exploring novel approaches to effectively and positively influence health behavior at the individual, family, and community levels. He has authored several peer-reviewed articles on public health, health education, and health promotion, demonstrating his commitment to advancing the field through rigorous research.

Beyond his academic pursuits, Dr. Amnie serves as a review board member for the  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, published by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). He has completed over 300 verifiable research manuscript reviews since 2018, showcasing his commitment to peer review and scholarly excellence. Additionally, he holds the role of Academic Editor for the journal PLOS ONE, further actively showcasing his expertise in the field.

Dr. Amnie's dedication to professional development is exemplified by his membership in several notable professional organizations, including the American Public Health Association, Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society. His numerous achievements and accolades are a testament to his commitment to excellence and his passion for advancing the field of public health and community health education.

Peer-Reviewed Publications: 

Conference Presentations

Amnie, A. G., Emerson, P., McFarland, D., King, J., Miri, E., & Dickman, L. (2018). An impact evaluation of two rounds of mass drug administration on the prevalence of active trachoma: A clustered cross sectional survey. Plos one13(8), e0201911. 16th Annual Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT, APRIL 13-14, 2019. 

Amnie, A. (2018). An Investigation of Predictors of Self-efficacy to Cope with Stress and Implications for Health Education Practice. Teachers College of Columbia University Educational Leadership and Data Analytics. Summit. June 8, 2018. Teachers College, Columbia University