Atlanta, GA August 02, 2022 –(PR.com)– Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project (DSMAP), a national leader in maternal health, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, MPH, CHES, to its Board of Directors.
“I am thrilled that Dr. Ndidi joins our team. I met her through my daughter a few years ago and saw her star rise. She is an amazing woman and we are so grateful that she is joining our board. We see her as a guide to the next stage of our organization,” said Wanda Irving, co-founder and CEO.
dr Amutah-Onukagha has over a decade of maternal and public health experience that will be leveraged to enhance DSMAP’s mission, goals and values. She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health and BA in Africana Studies from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and her Master of Public Health from George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Maternal and Child Health in 2005 .Dr. Amutah-Onukagha earned her Ph.D. in Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Health in 2010.
dr Amutah-Onukagha is currently an Associate Professor at Tufts University in the School of Medicine. In this capacity, her research focuses on health equity, health inequalities, adverse birth outcomes and HIV/AIDS in women of color. In addition to her academic work, she is President and Founder of Amaka Consulting and Evaluation Services, LLC (ACES), a minority and women-led public health research and evaluation firm.
“I am honored and pleased to join the board of directors of Dr. Join Shalon’s MAP. As a friend and colleague of Dr. Shalon, this is a moment that comes full circle. In my work as a maternal health scientist, I seek to elevate and center the lived experiences of black women disproportionately affected by the maternal health crisis in the United States. We are in a double pandemic of COVID and…