Angela Doyinsola Aina, MPH is the Co-Director and Research Lead for the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. Aina has over 14 years of public health experience, working in different capacities on projects focused on: incorporating health equity strategies into reproductive and maternal health initiatives; strengthening strategic planning and community-based workforce development; and conducting research. Aina holds a Master of Public Health degree in International and Women’s Health from Morehouse School of Medicine, where she conducted a sequential mixed-method analysis of the reproductive health attitudes and behaviors of Nigerian-born immigrant women in the U.S., and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia State University in Psychology and African-American Studies. Aina’s expertise and perspectives on black maternal health has been featured in media outlets such as the Huffington Post, The Atlantic, the Root, and HLN/CNN. Aina is passionate about and committed to work that seek to achieve: the self-determination of women of African descent; the elimination of violence against women; the promotion of Black and African women’s rights and leadership; and womanist solutions to social and economic injustices. In her spare time, Aina enjoys singing, dancing, sewing, and dabbling in all things science fiction and fantasy.
Biography current as of January 29, 2019