Drissa Toure, MD, PhD, MPH

Nebraska UCEDD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
 
Phone: 402-559-9661
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: May 17, 2021

 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Data Coordinator
Information/Dissemination
Research
Discipline Coordinators: Public Health
 
Discipline(s): Education: Administration
Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Epidemiology
Human Development/Child Development
Mental and Behavioral Health
Public Health
Epigenetics
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Maternal, Reproductive, Newborn, and Child Health
Education: Medicine and Public Health
Service: Community Engagement

Vita/Bio

Dr. Drissa Toure has dedicated his research career to building community-based participatory programs to improve healthcare access for maternal and child populations. He is an innovative leader with proven successful work in private and public universities. He is a trained physician and public health expert and an established researcher in child and maternal health in minority populations. Dr. Toure has demonstrated experience leading research to understand the social, epigenetic, and biological factors associated with environmental and child health. With degrees in Medicine (M.D.) and Public Health (Ph.D., M.P.H), he has gained more than 20 years of experience working with diverse populations. He has expertise in designing research and evaluation projects using robust mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) for each situation and writes proposals, reports, and manuscripts accordingly. Dr. Toure has hands-on experience developing programs and conducting evaluation and research in hard-to-reach settings and the ability to build interdisciplinary local, national, and international collaboration to improve equity and reduce disparities for women, newborns, and children. He also has substantial applied program planning, implementation and management experience, diplomacy, and tact in local, national, and international team settings.