Mariam Badru


Mariam Badru received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Public Health with a minor in Psychology from the University of South Florida (USF) in 2017. During her time here, she served as a Preconception Educator with the Office of Minority Health (OMH). She further completed her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from USF in 2021. Over the years, she has worked in diverse settings both in the United States and abroad in the areas of program planning and evaluation, epidemiology and academia, including working as a Program Officer with the World Health Organization (WHO) and as a Training and Research Consultant with the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Family Health Services (Maternal and Child Health Section). She is also Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners, and an active member of the American Public Health Association.

Mariam is passionate about investigating and tackling maternal and child health issues and disparities through social and behavioral science research, theories and methods. Her areas of interest include maternal, infant, perinatal and child health, health disparities, social determinants of health, life course research, maternal mental health and adverse childhood experiences.