Ndidi N Amutah

picture thumbnailDepartment: Health and Nutrition Sciences

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.

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

  • International Journal of Maternal and Child Health

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.