Drissa Toure, MD, MPH

Community Clinical Research Coordinator

Center for Reducing Health Disparities
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Professional Summary

  • 2010 – Present, Community Clinical Research Coordinator, University of Nebraska Medical Center – College of Public Heath, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Omaha, NE
  • 2005 - 2010, Senior Research Associate /Outreach Coordinator, The George Washington University (GWU), Prevention & Research Center, NIH-DC Initiative to Reduce Infant Mortality in Minority Populations, Washington, DC 
  • 2005, Intern, White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA/SM), Washington, DC 
  • 1998 - 2001, Medical Doctor, Founding Board Member, Medical Clinic ‘DEFI SANTE’, Bamako, Mali
  • 1996 - 1998, Resident, University Hospital of Gabriel Touré, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Bamako, Mali
  • 1997 - 1998, Medical Program Co-Coordinator, International Committee of the Red Cross of Geneva (ICRC), Bamako, Mali


  • Master of Public Health /Specialization in Maternal and Child Health, The George Washington University (GWU), School of Public Health and Health Services
  • Doctorate of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry of Mali.

Research interests

  • Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and child health
  • Prevention of poor pregnancy outcomes and neonatal mortality
  • Identification and prevention of maternal and infant mortality in developing countries
  • Epigenetics and pregnancy outcomes

Selected Publications

  • Su, D., Huang, T., Anthony, R., Ramos, A., Toure, D., Wang, H. (2013). Parental Perception of Child Body Weight and Health among Mexican-American Children with Acanthosis Nigricans. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
  • Ramos, A., Rajaram, S., Gouveia, L., Duko, Y., Toure, D., Zhang, A., & Manske, S. Health Profile of Nebraska’s’ Latino Population. (2013). A collaborative effort of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity at the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.
  • Toure D. Epidemiology and Treatment of Multiple Traumatisms. (2001). Unpublished Manuscript. University Hospital of Gabriel Touré, Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Mali

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

984340 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4340
Phone: 402 559 9661
Email: drissa.toure@unmc.edu