AzCRH Webinar: Opportunities to Improve Maternal and Infant Health in Rural Areas

National Rural Health Day

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1 to 1:45 p.m., Nov. 16, 2023

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand disparities in maternal and/or infant health outcomes in rural areas
  • Learn different opportunities to improve data and programs in rural areas
  • Learn of different workforce development opportunities at the CDC
portrait of Ada Dieke

Ada Dieke, DrPH, MPH, is the health equity lead for the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  She was formerly a health scientist on the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) team in the Women’s Health and Fertility Branch (WHFB) of (DRH). Dr. Dieke was also an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer and has cultivated her interests in maternal, child, and adolescent health, health equity and populations of focus, social determinants of health, and global health. She has worked on various analytical projects and served in Angola, Brazil, Liberia, Mozambique and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in Idaho on a variety of public health missions including for polio, Zika, and COVID-19.  Dr. Dieke has also held various roles prior to DRH in areas of policy as well as in program management as a prevention specialist working in San Antonio Health Department’s STD/HIV Clinic helping coordinate congenital syphilis prevention activities.  She received her DrPH and MPH from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health, with a minor in health communications.