Physician Assistant Program - Fort Lauderdale
Faculty and Staff
Odoo K. McCallum, MPH, CHES
Originally from Guyana, Prof. McCallum joined the Physician Assistant Department in 2004 after completing an advanced master's degree in Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. He is the Director of Clinical Education & Assistant Professor for the College of Health Care Sciences and presently holds adjunct faculty appointments with the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Master of Public Health Program and Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.
Prior to his current position, Prof. McCallum served as the Clinical Director for Fort Lauderdale’s Physician Assistant Department, where he provided leadership and coordination in the ongoing assessment, development and evaluation of its clinical curriculum. He has held previous positions with NSU’s College of Optometry and the University of Maastricht Medical Center as a research assistant coordinating a grant funded breast health surveillance program.
Prof. McCallum is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Public Health at the University of Maastricht School of Health Professions Education and is a qualitative researcher with certification as a health education specialist. As a continuation of his efforts to strengthen the Health Education profession he is active and supportive of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), the professional credentialing agency for Health Education.
Prof. McCallum’s research interests includes health disparities issues among minority populations and is presently investigating the cultural practices and psychosocial behaviors of African-Americans and the ways in which their health risks are defined and experienced. He is passionate about higher education, improving the health status and quality of life for vulnerable populations.
He was recently inducted into the National Alpha Eta Society and the Pi Alpha Honor Society devoted to leadership and scholarship in Allied Health profession. He is a participating member of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), Society for the Analysis of African-American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI), and Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR). He is also an interprofessional education coordinator and faculty advisor on a Health Resource and Service Administration (HRSA) funded grant to support an interdisciplinary and interprofessional PA/MPH concurrent degree.
On a personal level, he is a licensed minister, enjoys traveling, and is passionate about soccer and his family life.