Serwaa Omowale, PhD, MPH, MSW

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address2 Koret Way
San Francisco CA 94143
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    University of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh, PA PhD08/2021Social Work
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PAMPH08/2021Public Health
    University of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh, PA MSW04/2008Social Work
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA BA05/2005African American Studies

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    Dr. Serwaa S. Omowale attained a PhD in Social Work and an MPH from the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Her doctoral and public health training was supported by a NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute diversity research supplement. She has thirteen years of experience as a social work professional with clinical social work expertise in maternal and child health, mental health, and substance use. She has been an advocate and served in leadership roles in maternal and child health for several organizations, such as Doctors for Change and the Impacting Maternal and Prenatal Care Together Collaborative in Houston, Texas. She also served in a leadership role for the Infant Mortality Collaborative and as research and programming support for Pittsburgh Healthy Start place-based Healthy Babies Zone initiative in the Wilkinsburg community in Allegheny County. Dr. Omowale’s research is focused on racial disparities and achieving health equity in maternal mortality and morbidity, infant mortality, and preterm birth outcomes. She uses qualitative and quantitative methods to examine social determinants of health influence on adverse pregnancy outcomes among Black women. Her current research focuses on work as a social determinant of health and its impact on racial disparities in maternal health and birth outcomes; and interventions that reduce racial disparities in pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Omowale is currently a NIH T32 postdoctoral fellow for the transdisciplinary California Preterm Birth Initiative in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

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    1. Pregnancy-related COVID worry, depressive symptom severity, and mediation through sleep disturbance in a low-income, primarily Latinx population in California's Central valley. J Psychiatr Res. 2023 01; 157:96-103. Felder JN, Afulani PA, Coleman-Phox K, Omowale SS, McCulloch CE, Lessard L, Kuppermann M. PMID: 36459760.
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    2. Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to Promote Anti-Racism in Social Work Higher Education. 2022. Fussell-Ware, D. J., Ballentine, K., Flores, A., Mangum, L. C., Omowale, S. S., MacKenzie, K., ... & Ashcraft, L. E. View Publication.
    3. Stress during pregnancy: An ecological momentary assessment of stressors among Black and White women with implications for maternal health. Womens Health (Lond). 2022 Jan-Dec; 18:17455057221126808. Omowale SS, Gary-Webb TL, Wallace ML, Wallace JM, Rauktis ME, Eack SM, Mendez DD. PMID: 36148967; PMCID: PMC9510975.
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    4. Trends in Stress Throughout Pregnancy and Postpartum Period During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Longitudinal Study Using Ecological Momentary Assessment and Data From the Postpartum Mothers Mobile Study. JMIR Ment Health. 2021 Sep 21; 8(9):e30422. Omowale SS, Casas A, Lai YH, Sanders SA, Hill AV, Wallace ML, Rathbun SL, Gary-Webb TL, Burke LE, Davis EM, Mendez DD. PMID: 34328420; PMCID: PMC8457341.
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