Sayida Peprah, PsyD

Keynote: Ripple Effects of Historical Trauma on Black Birth and Breastfeeding Outcomes

Friday, May 10, 2019, 9:00-10:30am

Dr. Sayida Peprah is both a licensed clinical psychologist and trained birth doula. She specializes in multicultural psychology, trauma, suicide prevention and maternal mental health.  Dr. Sayida has a multi-faced career as a Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor of Psychology for the University of Phoenix and a presenter and consultant on topics of cultural diversity/humility, mental and maternal mental health.

Currently, she is a maternal mental health educator, birth doula mentor and an instructor for the Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health.  She is a also member of the Black Women Birthing Justice Collective and a Collaborator with the Black Mamas Matter Alliance promoting research, education and community-based services to positively transform birthing experiences in the black community.  

Dr. Sayida served on the 2018 California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative Maternal Suicide Review Committee, working with other health care providers and researchers to identify key factors in preventing maternal suicide.  In 2019, Dr. Sayida will provide training and supervision for perinatal support specialists, in the HealthNet/Los Angeles Medicaid Community-Based Doula pilot for African American/Black mothers.

Dr. Peprah is dedicated to contributing her expertise to uplift the community and improve the effectiveness of maternal health and support services.