Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha received her PhD in Public Health with a focus on Maternal and Child Health at the University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Health in 2010. She received her Master’s in Public Health from The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Maternal and Child Health in 2005. Dr. Amutah-Onukagha also received a BS in Public Health and BA in Africana Studies from Rutgers, The State University of NJ. Ndidi has a longstanding commitment to public health that spans over 15 years of experience. Her current research interests include health disparities, reproductive health, infant mortality and HIV/AIDS in ethnic minority populations. Ndidi is a member of the American Public Health Association and is currently a councilor in the Maternal and Child Health section. Additionally, Ndidi is a former President of The Society of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) Currently, Dr. Amutah-Onukagha is a faculty member in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. In this capacity, her research focuses on adverse birth outcomes for women of color, HIV/AIDS and women of color in an urban context, and community based participatory research. More information on Dr. Amutah-Onukagha can be found at www.ndidiamutahphd.com.