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Tufts University School of Medicine

Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha

Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Public Health

Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha

Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Public Health

Phone 617-636-3809

Biography

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.​

Education

  • ​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 synopsis

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

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.