Evonne Richards, MEd, MPH

Research Director

Center for Rural and Community Health

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

400 Lee Street N A218

Lewisburg, WV 24901


Office: 304-793-6875

I believe my purpose is helping others become their best selves individually so we can become the best collectively. This comes through education initiatives like the Community Health Worker program developed by the Center for Rural and Community Health at WVSOM and through grant funded opportunities and projects.


  • M.P.H, Health Promotion (Expected, September 2021) currently in the West Coast University Los Angeles, California program with acceptance and transfer planned to Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA January 2021.
  • M.Ed., Learning & Technology (now referred to as M. Ed., Instructional Design), Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • B.A., Public Relations & Advertising; minor in business administration, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Survival Skills for Women, Facilitator
  • Quality Matters Online Learning Certification
  • WVSOM Bridge Leadership Program

Research & Scholarly Activity:

Oral Presentations

  • American Association of Osteopathic Medical Colleges and Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators joint conference; Session Presentation: Students and Faculty Can Learn through Osmosis! Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 2015



  • WVSOM President’s Award of Excellence 2007, 2009, 2011
  • WVSOM Community Service Award
  • Honors thesis project: Using Avatars and Second Life to Teach Interprofessional Education Virtually at a Stand Alone Medical School