Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, MPH, CHES


Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine


Tufts University School of Medicine
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617.636.3809
Fax: 617.636.4017
Email: Ndidiamaka.amutah_onukagha@tufts.edu


PhD, Maternal and Child Health, University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health
MPH, Maternal and Child Health, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
BS, Public Health, Rutgers, The State University of NJ
BA, Africana Studies, Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Research focus:

Health Disparities, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive, Health, Birth outcomes for women of color

Scholarly Interests and Specialties:

My dissertation focused on infant mortality in Washington, DC and it specifically examined neighborhood level disadvantage, social determinants of health, and race/ethnicity as predictors of infant mortality. My current research interests include health disparities, reproductive health, infant mortality and HIV/AIDS in ethnic minority populations.

I am a Certified Health Education Specialist and have taught courses such as Health Disparities and Social Justice, Program Planning and Evaluation, and Minority Women’s Health. I have worked as a researcher in community-based research settings in a variety of areas including maternal and child health, health disparities, and HIV/AIDS. I have published and presented in the area of HIV/AIDS and infant mortality in urban communities.

Select Publications:

Amutah N. African American Women: The face of HIV/AIDS. The Qualitative Report, 2012; (47) Article 92: 1-15.

Edwards L., Irving SM, Amutah N, Sydnor KD. Am I my mother’s keeper? The social support needs of children with HIV positive mothers. Journal of Black Studies, 2012; vol. 43 no. 5 571-595.

Amutah N. HIV/AIDS and African American women: Research opportunities to stem the epidemic. HIV/AIDS Res Treat Open J, 2015;2(2):e16-e17.

Amutah N, Gifuni, J, Wesley, Y. Shaping the Conversation: A secondary analysis of reproductive decision-making among black mothers with HIV. Clinical Medicine Insights: Women’s Health, 2015;8(S1)1-8.

Amutah N, Ramos L. Staying alive: A qualitative exploration of black men’s health disparities in the urban. U.S.  International Journal of Men’s Studies, 2016;15 (1):68-79.

Mendez DD, Thorpe R, Amutah N, Davis E, Walker, R, Bodnar LM. Place and pregnancy-related weight:  The intersections between maternal race, residential segregation, and neighborhood poverty. Social Science and Medicine- Population Health, 2016;(2):692-699.

Amutah-Onukagha NN, Doamekpor LA, Gardner MJ. An examination of the sociodemographic and health determinants of major depressive disorder among black women. Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 2016. doi:10.1007/s40615-016-0312-2.

Cederbaum JA, He AS, Fulginiti A, Sullivan K, Krauss MD, Amutah N, Pohle C. Caregiver qualities, family closeness, and the well-being of adolescents engaged in the child welfare system. Children and Youth Services Review, 2017;(73): 113-120.