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Research interests

Dr. Drissa Toure has dedicated his research career to building community-based participatory programs to improve healthcare access for the MCH populations. He is an innovative leader with proven successful work in private and public universities, and international health organizations. He is an established researcher in the field of 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 21 years of experience working with diverse populations. He worked with students and researchers to design research and evaluation projects using robust mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative).

Dr. Toure has hands-on experience developing programs and conducting 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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research

Award Date: May 20 2017

MPH, Maternal and Child Health

Award Date: May 20 2006

MD, Medicine

Award Date: Jun 14 2001

External Positions

Assistant Professor


Instructor/Graduate Lecturer


Research Interest Keywords

  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Maternal and Child Health
  • Epigenetics and Pregnancy Outcomes
  • Pediatric Mental and Behavioral Healthcare Access
  • Planning and Evaluation
  • Improving Immigrant and Refugee Health through Research and Action


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