Drissa M. Toure, MD, PhD, MPH

Education and Child DevelopmentDrissa Toure
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450


Professional Summary

Dr. Drissa Toure is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and Child Development at the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Toure has dedicated his evaluation and research career to building community-based participatory programs to improve healthcare access for children and women. He is an established evaluator and researcher in the field of child and maternal health in minority populations. Before moving to Omaha, Dr. Toure worked with the George Washington University School of Public Health – NIH-DC Initiative to conduct community-based interventions to optimize early childhood development in underserved communities.

Dr. Toure has demonstrated experience in clinical settings and leading research to understand the social, epigenetic and biological factors associated with environmental and child health. With degrees in Medicine (M.D.) and Public Health (Ph.D., M.P.H), he has gained more than 20 years of experience working with diverse populations. He worked with students and researchers to design evaluation and research projects using robust mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative). Dr. Toure has hands-on experience evaluating programs and conducting research in hard-to-reach settings and the ability to build interdisciplinary local, national and international collaboration to improve equity and reduce disparities for women, newborns and children.

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