Maryann Koussa, M.P.H.

Titles:

Associate Director, Development Core
Core Coordinator, Administrative Core

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Biography:

Ms. Koussa has experience in research as the Program Coordinator at the University of Miami on a HRSA funded initiative to reduce Black infant mortality. There, she managed quality assurance/quality improvement, data collection and maintenance, recruitment, enrollment, data analysis, manuscript and grant writing, and established a Community Advisory Board of local leaders and stakeholders. Additionally, Ms. Koussa has provided assistance with outcome data analysis of a longitudinal, NIDA funded study on prenatal cocaine exposure, child development, and parental monitoring; manuscript writing with the Familias Unidas Preventive Intervention group at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; and received a department-funded grant to implement a community-based, Black infant mortality educational series throughout the northern corridor of Miami where Black infant mortality is nearly three times that of White infant mortality.

Currently, she works closely with Dr. Rotheram-Borus on projects in Los Angeles and South Africa on maternal and child health, HIV, drug and alcohol abuse, and family wellness. Ms. Koussa primarily provides administrative support with manuscript, grant, and IRB preparation, as well as coordination of CHIPTS and CAB meetings.

Education:

M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Miami
B.A., Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine

Research and Interests:

maternal and child health; health disparities; child development; community-based participatory research; HIV prevention