Director, Breastfeeding Project
National Association of County and City Health Officials
Nikia Sankofa received a Master of Public Affairs, and a Master of Public Health program from Johns Hopkins, with concentration in Women’s Reproductive Health. Focusing mainly on reducing racial and ethnic health disparities, Nikia’s public health work encompasses a multi-site project management; program design, evaluation; data analysis; advocacy; and training and technical assistance. She directed a community-based participatory research study that blended social, behavioral, and biomedical approaches to examine how stressors or resiliency factors influence biological factors affect maternal child health. As director of an infant mortality reduction initiative in Baltimore, she oversaw the provision of intensive case management s to improve the health of families. She now serves as the Breastfeeding Project Director at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). This program aims to increase implementation of evidence-based breastfeeding programs at the community level for mothers in African American communities. The project also supports communities in developing public health community partnerships.
Tuesday, July 9
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Wednesday, July 10
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM