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Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha

Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine

Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha

Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha

Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine

Biography: 

Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, MPH, CHES is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her primary research focuses on mother-daughter communication, HIV prevention, and treatment for women of color. She is interested in group level, peer-based interventions to reduce health disparities and HIV in vulnerable populations.Dr. Amutah-Onukagha’s Faculty Fellow project involves developing a curriculum to increase health literacy in HIV+ women, and train them to be health ambassadors for their community and their families. The curriculum is developed with a focus on resilience and empowerment, and will be implemented in a community-based setting. As a health disparities researcher, she is particularly interested in strengthening the mother-daughter relationship to reduce HIV incidence, while utilizing methods that engage individuals and their families within a cultural framework.