Dr. Cheryl A. Moyer
Cheryl A Moyer, PhD, MPH, is currently the Managing Director of Global REACH, the University of Michigan Medical School's international program, and an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Education at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Her interests include maternal and neonatal health in sub-Saharan Africa, with most of her work occurring in Ghana, Ethiopia, and Uganda.
She was a co-investigator of the Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Study (SANDS) at the Navrongo Health and Demographic Surveillance Site, a mixed-methods study of the clinical, sociological, and cultural factors impacting neonatal deaths in northern Ghana.
The SANDS study also included a focus on childbirth-related issues, including clean delivery, women's preferences regarding delivery location, and the social factors influencing delivery location.
Dr. Moyer is a co-investigator of a five-year, Fogarty International Center-funded research training grant focused on building capacity among US and Ghanaian post-doctoral fellows conducting interdisciplinary research in Ghana.
She is also one of the investigators on another five-year Fogarty-funded training grant with the Northern Pacific Consortium for Global Health Training, led by the University of Washington, in which she serves as a mentor for post-doctoral fellows in Ghana.
Dr. Moyer is also a member of the World Health Organization's Social Autopsy Working Group.