Shayna Cunningham

Assistant Professor

Department of Public Health Sciences

Research Area(s) of Interest

Maternal and Child Health, Community-Based Participatory Research

Shayna Cunningham, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS). Her research focuses on promoting health equity, particularly related to maternal and child health, for structurally marginalized populations. She has extensive experience in the use of mixed methods study designs and community-based participatory research. Her current projects include the development and evaluation of interventions aimed at improving perinatal outcomes and addressing the rising burden of non-communicable diseases among women. She also provides leadership and support for several State-funded initiatives at the Center for Prevention Evaluation and Statistics.

Dr. Cunningham received her PhD and MHS from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Prior to joining DPHS, she was a faculty member in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public  Health. Other work experiences include serving as a Program Officer for the Global Development and Population Program at the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Senior Research Associate and Director of Data Products and Services at Sociometrics, and Public Health Officer for the International Rescue Committee. 

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