Meet our Team

Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, MPH, CHES
Founder and President

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Dr. 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 Masters in Public Health from The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Maternal and Child Health in 2005. As an evaluator and project manager, Dr. Amutah-Onukagha has conducted evaluation work for organizations such as the March of Dimes, the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, and Rutgers The State University of NJ. Dr. Amutah-Onukagha has deep expertise in health disparities, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS.

 

Rachel Augustin, MPH 
Senior Research Associate

Ms. Augustin is a research and evaluation professional with significant content expertise in public health topical areas at the intersection of physical and behavioral health such as child and adult oral health, childhood obesity prevention, palliative care, early-onset schizophrenia and adult obsessive compulsive disorder. She has more than 10 years experience providing project management, technical assistance, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis for federal/state/local government contracts, not-for-profit healthcare organizations, and hospitals.

 

Jacqueline Gifuni-Koutsouris, MPH, CHES 
Research Associate

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Mrs. Gifuni-Koutouris is currently involved in evaluations of Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait programs for both New Jersey and National March of Dimes, where evaluation outcomes for these projects include program performance assessment, patient outcomes, increased knowledge on prenatal care as a result of the program, and provider perception on the effectiveness of the group prenatal care program. Her current research interests include health equity and health disparities, reproductive health, and infant mortality.