Dr. Ndidi N Amutah

Profile

Health and Nutrition Sciences

Dr. Ndidi N Amutah

Office: University Hall 4192
Phone: (973) 655-4400
Email: 

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Degrees

  • PhD University of Maryland, College Park
  • MPH The George Washington University
  • BS Rutgers, The State University of NJ

 

Career Appointments 

No information available

 

Publications

Mahedevan, M. Amutah, N, Ramos, L., Raines, E., King, J., McIntosh, J. & Leverett, C. (2014). Project Thanks: A Socio-Ecological Framework for an Intervention Involving HIV-Positive African American women with comorbidities. (Awaiting Page Numbers) Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.

Amutah, N,Whemboula, G, Elewonibi, R, Ramos, L.(2014) Neighborhood Characteristics, Black Immigrant Status and Uninsurance: A study using the National Study for Children’s Health Data. Accepted by the Journal of Race and Policy

Whembolua, G, Amutah, N, Abiero, B, Oladeinde-Sofolahan, Y. (2014) Role of Parental Nativity in Breastfeeding of Black Children in the United States. Accepted by the Journal of Race and Policy

Doamekpor, L. Amutah, N. Ramos, L. (2013).Fathers Matter: Paternal Age Influences on Infant Mortality. American Journal of Men’s Health DOI: 10.1177/155788313511492

Mendez DD, Almario DD, Amutah N, Dubowitz T, Fabio A, Abrams B, Kim K, Bodnar LM. (2013).Neighborhood and individual socioeconomic determinants of gestational weight gain: implications for racial disparities. Journal of Maternal and Child Health, DOI: 10.1007/s10995-013-1339-1

Grieb SMD, Amutah N, Smith H, Hammonds K, Stowers J, Rhodes SD. Preventing HIV through social inclusion using community-based participatory research. In: Taket A, Crisp B, Goldingay S, Graham M, Hanna L, Wilson L (eds.). Practising Social Inclusion. Oxford, England, Routledge. 2013: 193-204.

Edwards, L.V., Irving, S.M., Amutah, N. & Sydnor, K.D. (2012). Am I My Mother’s Keeper? The Social Support Needs of Children with HIV positive mothers. Journal of Black Studies,vol. 43 no. 5 571-595.

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

Manuscripts Under Review (For Peer-Reviewed Journals):

Amutah, N.N. Ramos, L.J. (2013) Staying Alive: A Qualitative Exploration of Black Men’s Health Disparities in the Urban. U.S. Under review by the Journal of Men’s Studies

Amutah, N.N. Ramos, L.J. Anderson, E. (2013). Neighborhood Level Disadvantage, Race/Ethnicity, and Infant Mortality in Washington DC. Revise and Resubmit to the International Journal of Maternal and Child Health and HIV/AIDS

Presentations

Mahadevan, M. & Amutah, N. Project THANKS: A Socio-Ecological Framework For An Intervention Involving HIV Positive African American Women With Comorbidities. Paper Submitted to the NIH-Sponsored. Conference on Complex Systems, Health Disparities & Population Health: Building Bridges, Natcher Conference Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD. Scheduled for February 23-24, 2014.

Amutah N, Whemboula, G, Okoror T, Belue, R, Abiero B. (2013) Neighborhood Characteristics, Black Immigrant Status and Uninsurance: A study using the National Study for Children’s Health Data. 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association Meeting (APHA), Poster Presentation. Boston, November 2-6, 2013.

Mahadevan, M, Amutah NA. Project THANKS: An intervention for women of color with HIV and co-morbidities: Results of a pilot study. 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association Meeting (APHA), Oral Presentation. Boston, November 2-6, 2013.

Doamekpor LA, Amutah NA, Ramos LJ. (2013) Fathers Matter: The role of Paternal Age in Infant Mortality. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiological Research (SPER), Poster presentation. Boston, June 17-18, 2013.

Amutah N. Ramos, L. DRUMMing up DATA: A Maternal and Child Health CBPR project. (Oral presentation). 61st Annual meeting of the Society for Public Health Education, Orlando, FL. April 2013.

Amutah N. Ramos, L. Staying Alive: A Qualitative Exploration of Black Men’s Health Disparities in the Urban U.S. (Oral Presentation). 21st American Men’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI. April 2013.

Amutah, N. Neighborhood Level Disadvantage, Race/Ethnicity, and Infant Mortality in Washington DC (Oral Presentation). 140th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. November 2012.

Amutah, N. The effects of home visitation on infant mortality in Baltimore City: An MCH story. (Oral Presentation). 140th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. November 2012.

Amutah, N. Neighborhood Level Disadvantage, Race/Ethnicity, and Infant Mortality in Washington DC (Oral Presentation). Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. November 2012.

Amutah, N. Neighborhood Level Disadvantage, Race/Ethnicity, and Infant Mortality in Washington DC (Oral Presentation). 139th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. November 2011.

Amutah, N. DRUMMing up DATA: A Maternal and Child Health CBPR project. (Oral presentation). 139th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. November 2011.

Edwards LE, Irving SM, Amutah, N. Am I My Mother’s Keeper? Children as Sources of Social Support for parents with HIV. (Poster presentation). 139th Annual American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting Washington, DC. November 2011.

Amutah N. Anderson E. Neighborhood Level Disadvantage, Race/Ethnicity, and Infant Mortality in Washington DC. (Poster presentation). Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs Conference. Washington DC . February 2011.

Amutah, N. Infant Mortality: Disparities and Opportunities (Oral Presentation). National Black Graduate Students Association 60th Meeting San Diego, CA. March 2010.

Amutah, N. Infant Mortality: Disparities and Opportunities. University of Maryland, Graduate School Research Day. (Oral presentation). College Park, MD. January 2010.

Amutah, N. HIV/AIDS Among Women of Color: A Qualitative Analysis. (Oral presentation). 137th Annual American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA. November 2009.

Amutah, N. HIV/AIDS Among Women of Color: A Qualitative Analysis. (Poster presentation). Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. November 2009.

Amutah, N. HIV/AIDS in Women of Color in Washington DC: The Face of HIV. (Poster presentation). University of Maryland, College Park. College Park, MD. April 2009.

Service

Professional Association Memberships

  • American Public Health Association (APHA)- Maternal and Child Health Section
  • Delta Omega- Public  Health Honor Society
  • Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI)
  • Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
  • International Society for Urban Health (ISUH)
  • Society for Pediatric and Epidemiologic Research (SPER)

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • Reviewer, Journal of Progress in Community Health and Partnerships (Peer-Reviewed Journal), 2014-present
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Women’s Health (Peer-Reviewed Journal), 2013-present
  • Reviewer, Journal of HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care, (Peer-Reviewed Journal), 2013-present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Maternal and Child Health (Peer-Reviewed Journal), 2013-present
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Maternal and Child Health and HIV/AIDS. (Peer-Reviewed Journal), 2012-present.
  • Section Councilor, Maternal and Child Health Association, American Public Health Association, 2012-2014.
  • President, Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Association, 2012-2014.
  • Abstract reviewer for the Maternal and Child Health Section, HIV/AIDS section, and the Community Based Public Health Caucus, American Public Health Association, 2008-present.

Other types of reviews

American Public Health Association:  Conference abstract review

  • Maternal and Child Health Section
  • HIV/AIDS section
  • Community Based Public Health Caucus section

Leadership positions in professional organizations

  • President- Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI)

Outside project in schools or other agencies or organizations 

  • I serve on the Board of Directors for The Womens Collective, a non-profit social service agency for women of color who are infected for affected by HIV/AIDS in Washington DC.

University-based Services

  University    
  Senate Committee on Smoking on Campus   Fall 2012-present
  Department Committee    
  MPH Accreditation Committee   Fall 2012-present
  College    
  Convocation Speaker   Spring 2013-present

 

 

 

Awards 

Amutah N. Kellogg Community Health Scholars Program Research Grant- $20,000

Amutah N. Academy Health Minority Scholars Award -$1,500 awarded. Boston, MA. June 2010.

Amutah N. National Black Graduate Students Association. Willie Lawson Memorial Award. $500 awarded. San Diego, CA March 2010

Amutah N. Association of Maternal and Child Health Program. Student Fellowship to attend methods workshop. $500 awarded. Washington DC. November 2009.

Amutah N. Senior Maternal and Child Health Fellow. American Public Health Association Philadelphia, PA. November 2009.

Amutah N. Goldhaber Travel Award. $600 awarded. University of Maryland, College Park November 2009.

Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars- Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS,Yale University PI, Grant No. R25 MH087217-01A1- $20,000; Funded; June 2013.

City of Paterson Department of Health and Human Services 2014-2015 Social Services RFP. ‘Project THANKS: Turning HIV/AIDS into New Knowledge for Sisters’. Co-PI, Submitted in April 2013; Funded-$8,000.

Projects

Program of Specialty

  • Health Disparities

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.Originally from Trenton NJ, Dr. Amutah  has a long standing commitment to public health that spans over 10 years of Public Health experience. Her current research interests include health disparities, reproductive health, infant mortality and HIV/AIDS in ethnic minority populations.

Dr. Amutah is a Certified Health Education Specialist .She has taught courses on Program Planning and Evaluation and Minority Women’s Health. Dr. Amutah has worked as a researcher in community-based research settings in a variety of areas including maternal and child health, health disparities, and HIV/AIDS. She has published and presented in the area of HIV/AIDS and infant mortality in urban communities.

 

Links

http://www.linkedin.com/in/ndidiamutah ( Linked In Profile)
http://cira.yale.edu/people/ndidi-n-amutah-phd-mph (CIRA Profile)information available