Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha

Professor, Health Advocate & Consultant 


Dr. Amutah-Onukagha is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and  Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her current research interests  include health disparities, reproductive health, maternal and infant mortality and HIV/AIDS in  Black women. Ndidiamaka is a member of the American Public Health Association and is  currently the co-chair of the Perinatal and Women’s Health committee in the Maternal and Child  Health section. Ndidiamaka is the Principal Investigator of two multi-year studies on maternal  mortality and morbidity, an R01 funded by NIH and an interdisciplinary grant funded by RWJ.  Additionally, she is a member of the MA-COVID 19 Maternal Equity Coalition and was honored  with the APHA MCH Section’s Young Professional of the Year Award in 2019. She is also in  the 2020-2021 class of the top 40 under 40 Minority Leaders in Healthcare, an annual award  given out the National Minority Quality Forum. Finally, Dr. Amutah-Onukagha is the Founder  and Director of the Maternal Outcomes for Translational Health Equity Research Lab,  (MOTHER) a research lab comprised of 35 students from undergrad to postdoc with a keen  interest in reducing maternal health disparities as experienced by Black women.

TOPICS: Health, Women & Girls of Color, Race 

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