Martha H Goedert, PhD

Martha H Goedert, PhD, has more than 40 years of experience in maternal child health among vulnerable populations. Her global health work has focused on Sub Saharan Africa, in Tanzania, Mali, Uganda, Kenya, and Haiti. Most recently she has worked at the University of Dodoma, Tanzania teaching in the College of Health Sciences. She is responsible for organizing NE-TNZ communications, seeking extramural funding, teaching SENS data collection, concerning anthropometrics and nutritional, MCNH measures; she supports student involvement at all levels of global health work and it active in her community in social advocacy.

Martha Hoffman Goedert earned a MSN in Family Nursing at the U of Kentucky (1979) while completing certificates in family nursing and nurse midwifery at the Frontier School.  Her PhD is in Health Education from the University of Utah. Her position at UNMC’s College of Public Health is in the Center for Global Health and Development. Goedert’s work targets vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on health systems strengthening through competency-based education for interdisciplinary health care teams. Goedert has been active with global work, in Togo, Haiti, Uganda, Kenya, Mali and Tanzania. She was a fellow in the Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health, Partnerships and Global Initiatives. This work combined Seed Global Health and the Peace Corps responsibilities as a visiting professor for the University of Dodoma, Tanzania, with didactic and clinical teaching responsibilities. Martha teaches life-saving skills, co-created with students as colleagues in a hub and spoke fashion to extend the reach for health care education to end of the road regions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Goedert has expertise in maternal child and women’s health, (management of menopause, family planning, cervical cancer, intimate partner violence, adolescent development, sexuality education across the lifespan, undernutrition, lactation, stunting, child development and complications of pregnancy, along with normal pregnancy and sibling attended birth). Life-saving skills have been a major focus of her work nationally and globally, as the national trainer for vacuum extraction, and as a Master trainer for BeMONC, HBB, ECEB, ECSB, with the American Academy of Pediatrics teams and leaders from the global health community. She specializes in curriculum development, with experience creating midwifery, nursing and medical education courses for 5 university systems. Goedert advocates for families and children, with grassroots-envisioned programs that are empowering, sustainable and create wellness in engaged neighborhoods. 

Martha H Goedert, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Promotion, Social, and Behavioral Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
984365 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4365
Phone: 402-990-5250
Email: martha.goedert@unmc.edu