Saba Masho

Virginia Commonwealth UniversityUnited States of America

Passion and commitment. These words come up repeatedly when students and colleagues describe Saba Masho, M.D., MPH, DrPH. Dr. Masho is Professor of Epidemiology in the VCU Departments of Family Medicine and Population Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Psychology; her work focuses on maternal and child health epidemiology. Dr. Masho came to VCU in 2001 and serves as PI for multiple federally funded research projects in the areas of perinatal health, youth violence prevention, and provision of comprehensive care to underserved families. She has completed projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Richmond City Health Department, and Virginia Premier and has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, monographs, and book chapters. A popular speaker, Dr. Masho has given over 200 invited presentations at the local and national levels. Dr. Masho is Graduate Programs Director for the Division of Epidemiology, overseeing the MPH and Ph.D. programs. She directs Community-Engaged Research at the VCU Institute for Women’s Health, a federally designated National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. At the VCU Institute of Women’s Health, Dr. Masho is responsible for developing a research agenda to guide community-based women’s health research at VCU, establishing and building collaboration with community-based organizations to foster research, working with faculty to identify funding opportunities, and mentoring junior faculty in community-based research.

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