Drissa Toure, MD, MPH

Community Clinical Research Coordinator

Education/Professional Background

Drissa M. Touré holds a Doctorate of Medicine from the faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry of Mali (West Africa), and Master of Public Health (Maternal and Child Health) from The George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services (USA). Currently, he is a PhD student in the Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health at the University Of Nebraska College Of Public Health.

Dr. Toure’s professional experience has focused mainly on maternal, newborn, and child health particularly in the context of HIV and tobacco smoke. He currently works for the Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD) as a Community Clinical Research Coordinator. Prior to joining CRHD, he worked at George Washington University, Department of Prevention and Community Health, on a federally funded research program, the NIH DC Initiative to Reduce Infant Mortality in Minority Populations as a Senior Research Associate/ Advisor on pregnant women smoking cessation and infant exposition to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) as well as providing support and guidance on broader maternal and reproductive health issues. He provided technical assistance to research assistants and contributed to the development of information, education and communication materials. Dr. Touré has demonstrated a great ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.

Dr. Toure’s experience as a physician, maternal and child health practitioner and as a father, have enabled him to thoughtfully critique and suggest important contributions to research protocols. Internationally, he has worked with teams developing training curriculum on public health writing and has co-facilitated workshops for country staff in an effort to build in country capacity for writing and documentation. Dr. Touré has expertise in data collection analysis, designing research, and applying the theory and methodology to policy. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer.

Research Interest or Career Goals

  • Reducing Health Disparities
  • Health behavioral Research and Modification
  • MCH Epidemiology
  • International Health
  • Issues in Maternal Mortality Reduction in U.S and Developing Countries
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Adolescent Reproductive Health

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Public Health
  • Public Health Association of Nebraska
  • Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
  • Association of Teacher of Maternal and Child Health
  • Global Voices for Maternal Health Survey

contact drissa toure

UNMC College of Public Health
Center for Reducing Health Disparities
984340 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4340
Phone: 402 559 9661
Email: drissa.toure@unmc.edu