Dr. David Ombengi Dr. David Ombengi Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice Location:Flemmie Kittrell Hall110 Phone:757-727-5455 Expertise:Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Health Disparity and Health Outcomes Research

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Health Disparity Researcher

Minority Men's Health Initiative (MMHI)-Hampton University Regional Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (HU-TCC) 

Clinical Faculty & Preceptor Ambulatory Care/Cardiology-Olde Towne Medical & Dental Clinic

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Dr. David Ombengi is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Hampton University School of Pharmacy and also serves as a Health Disparities Researcher with the Minority Men's Health Initiative (MMHI), Hampton University Transdisciplinary Center (HU-TCC). As part of his scholarly duties Dr. Ombengi coordinates and teaches cardiovascular, pulmonary and endocrine portions of Drug and Disease Management courses (PHA 581, 583 and 585, 484), Health Care Administration I and II (PHA 431 & PHA 432), and Pharmaceutical Care I & IV (PHA 301 & 402). Additionally, Dr. Ombengi is a Clinical Faculty and Preceptor for the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in Ambulatory Care/Cardiology at Olde Towne Medical and Dental Center, Williamsburg, VA, where he provides patient-centered Medication Therapy Management (MTM) to patients with chronic medical conditions referred to him by primary care and specialty health care providers at the clinic. Dr. Ombengi's research interest includes evaluating health outcomes of treatments used in cardiopulmonary disorders, diabetes, and other chronic diseases with a focus on developing evidence-based strategies to eliminate health disparities using cost-effective analysis and decision models.

Dr. Ombengi is dedicated to serving his community through developing and implementing innovative health and wellness promotion, disease prevention and control models using comparative effectiveness research (CER) and community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach while mentoring future clinicians that are committed to providing patient-centered care to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities.


  • Pharm.D., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2003
  • MBA, Health Care Management, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1994
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management, University of St. Thomas, MN, 1993
  • MPH, International Health & Academic Program, Thomas Jefferson Fellow, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1992

Post-Doctoral Experience

  • Academic & Research Fellowship, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2008-2010
  • ASHP Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2003-2004

Practice and Teaching Experience

  • Clinical Faculty and Preceptor, Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in Ambulatory Care/Cardiology, Olde Towne Medical Center, Williamsburg, VA, 2015-Present
  • Clinical Faculty and Preceptor, Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in Ambulatory Care, The Community Free Clinic of Newport News, 2011-Present
  • Interim Director, Drug Information Center, Hampton University School of Pharmacy, 2010-1012
  • Academic Teaching & Research Fellow, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2008-10
  • Fellow, Cardiology, UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2009-2010
  • Fellow, Ambulatory Care/Family Medicine, Center For Pharmacy Care & Affiliated Academic Health Partners, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2008-10
  • Fellow/Clinical Pharmacist, Catholic Charities Health Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2009-10
  • Staff Clinical Pharmacist, Agnesian Health Care, Creighton University Medical Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, & Walgreens Co, 2003-2008
  • Pharmacist Intern, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1999-2003

Professional Associations

  • Member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Member of the Association of American Colleges of Pharmacy

Research Interests

  • Application of cost-effective analysis and decision models in
    • Evaluating treatments used in cardio-pulmonary disorders and Diabetes
    • Measuring health outcomes of chronic disease states
  • Community-Based Participatory Research to develop innovative interventional models to eliminate health disparities and improve health outcomes among economically disadvantaged patients.

On-going Funded Research

CO-Principle Investigator: MMHI Subproject 2: Community-Based Participatory Research: Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Among Rural African American Men using the Jackson Heart Study, National Institutes of Health (NIH). PI: Ray Samuel, MD, Ph.D. ($475,000)

 CO-Principle Investigator,“RxATHOme: Pharmacist-Led Community-Based  Senior Transitional Care Intervention” Faculty Research Award,  PI: Ebony Andrews, PharmD ($5,000)                               

 CO-Principle Investigator, "Effectiveness of Mobile Medication Management System to Improve Medication Adherence, PI: Hua Ling, PharmD, MSc, Faculty Research Award ($3,500).  

CO-Principle Investigator, "Perception of need for and awareness of Medication Therapy Management Among Underserved Patients and Providers in Safety Net Pharmacies to Improve Medication Adherence", Faculty Research Award, PI: Shanea Parker, PharmD ($4,500).          

Professional Accomplishments

  • Promotion to Associate Professor, Hampton University Board of Trustees, 2017
  • Faculty Academic Excellence Award, Office of the Provost Hampton University, 2016
  • Professor of the Year, Hampton University School of Pharmacy, 2016
  • Professor of the Year, Hampton University School of Pharmacy, 2015
  • Professor of the Year, Hampton University School of Pharmacy, 2014
  • Developed Competencies for Physical Assessment, Duquesne University Pharmacist-Directed MTM program
  • Thomas Jefferson Fellowship Award, US Agency for International Development, Public Health

Selected Publications

  1. Sultan DH, Williams AR, Comins MM, Ryder D, Green SM, Guardado AR, Jahan NK, Ombengi DN, Walker JR.   Comorbidity-Adjusted Stroke Hospitalization Charge Disparities: Baseline Estimates for Comparative Assessments of Health Policy Provisions. Annals of Public Health and Research. 2017; 4(1):1051.
  2. Ombengi DN, Ndemo FA, Noreddin AM, Harris WT. “The disease burden and the extent of drug therapy problems in an underserved minority population receiving medication therapy management at an ambulatory care free clinic”: Journal of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems. Vol 3, Issue 2, May 2016.
  3. Ombengi David N, Babineau Terri W, Stradford Tiffany C, Marquis Naomi, Howell Brittany D. Medication Utilization Pattern Relative to the Most Common Medical Conditions In An Underserved Population In Hinche Haiti - A Global Health Pilot Project. Research & Reviews: Journal of Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2016.
  4.  Noreddin AM, Ndemo FA, Ombengi DN. Medication Therapy Management. Editorial. Journal of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, Volume 3, Issue 2: e139. April, 2016.
  5.  Alsharif, NZ, Dakkuri A, Abrons JP, Williams, Ombengi DN, Al­Dahir S, Tofade T, Gim S, O’Connell M, Ratka A, Dornblaser E. “White Paper on Current Practices in Global/International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (Part 1):Home/host Country or Site and Institution Considerations. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2016; 80 (3) Article 38.
  6.  Dornblaser EK, Ratka A, Gleason SE, Ombengi DN, Tofade T, Wigle PR, Zapantis A, Ryan M, Connor S, Jonkman LJ, Ochs L, Jungnickel PW,  Abrons JP, Alsharif NZ. “AACP White Paper Global/International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (G/I APPEs) Part 2: Preceptor and Student Considerations”. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2016; 80 (3) Article 39.
  7.  Ling H, Topalli S, Li F, Ndemo F, Ombengi D. Publication Records of Pharmacy Practice Chairpersons: A 5-Year Analysis. 2016 ACCP Annual Meeting, Oct 2016; Ft Lauderdale, FL.
  8. Brown D, Ombengi DN, Ling H. Impact of pharmacists’ interventions on readmission rate within 12 months after discharge in heart failure patients: a metaanalysis.. 2014 ACCP Annual Meeting, Austin TX. Abstract. PHARMACOTHERAPY Volume 34, Number 10, 2014.
  9. Harris WT, Campbell V, Azad N, Iyer A, Saulsbury M, Ndemo FA, Andrews E, Richards-Spruill P, Ombengi DN, Noreddin A, Johnson D, Ramaley C. Calculations Across the Curriculum: An Innovative Approach to Improve Student’s Ability to Perform Pharmaceutical Calculations. The annual American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL, July 2013. Am J Pharm Educ. Jun 12, 2013; 77(5): 109.
  10. Ombengi DN, Kamal KM, Rihn T, Mattei T. Assessment of medication utilization pattern of patients with  systolic hypertension and compelling indications in a primary care practice. The annual meeting of the 15th International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, May 2010. Value in Health, 2010; 13(3):A178.