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Martina Anto-Ocrah, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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Administrative: (585) 275-1198

Office: (585) 273-3281

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Professional Background

Martina Anto-Ocrah received her doctoral degree in Epidemiology here at the University of Rochester (May 2018). Prior to completing her doctorate, Martina pursued an undergraduate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York (2000). In 2005 she received her Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Rochester, worked in the corporate and private sectors for a few years, before returning to the University in 2013, to complete her PhD.


Martina's research interests are focused mainly on under-resourced settings and vulnerable populations, and center around Reproductive Epidemiology, Behavioral Neurology and Global Emergency Medicine Research Methods and Epidemiology.

In her spare time, Martina enjoys humorously documenting parenting a 10 year old singleton and his 7 year old triplet siblings.



BS | Canisius College
Clinical Laboratory Science

MPH | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Public Health

PhD | University of Rochester


2019 - 2020
2019 Furth Fund Awardee
Sponsor: Valerie and Frank Furth Fund
Location: Office of the Provost, University of Rochester

2017 - 2018
Recipient, Community Engagement Award
Sponsor: Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity
Location: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

"40 under 40" Inaugural Alumni Nominee
Sponsor: Canisius College
Location: Buffalo, NY

2016 - 2018
Departmental Fellowship Grant Awardee
Sponsor: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Location: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2016 - 2017
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Representative Tom Reed
Sponsor: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Location: Rochester, NY; USA

Best Poster Award; Inaugural Pink Concussions Conference: International Summit on Female Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury
Sponsor: Pink Concussion
Location: Washington, DC; USA

2015 - 2017
Dean's Graduate Assistantship
Sponsor: University of Rochester, Office of Graduate Education
Location: Rochester, NY, USA

Howard Hughes Research Scholar
Sponsor: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI),
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland State Universi

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Journal Articles

Anto-Ocrah M, Cafferky V, Lewis V. "Pregnancy After Concussion: A Clarion Call for Attention?" The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation.. 2021 Sep 23; Epub 2021 Sep 23.

Anto-Ocrah M, Mannix R, Bazarian JJ. "Age and Sex Interactions in Recovery From Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: More Questions Than Answers." JAMA network open.. 2021 Apr 1; 4(4):e213068. Epub 2021 Apr 01.

Anto-Ocrah M, Oktapodas Feiler M, Pukall C, Pacos-Martinez A. "Resilience and Sexuality After Concussion in Women." Sexual medicine.. 2021 Jan 19; 9(1):100297. Epub 2021 Jan 19.