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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-1198

Office: (585) 273-3281

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Professional Background

Martina Anto-Ocrah received her doctoral degree in Epidemiology here at the University of Rochester (May 2019). 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.

Research

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

In her spare time, Martina enjoys humorously documenting parenting a 9 year old singleton and his 5 year old triplet siblings.

Credentials

Education

2000
BS | Canisius College
Clinical Laboratory Science

2005
MPH | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Public Health

2018
PhD | University of Rochester
Epidemiology

Awards

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

2017
"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

2016
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

1997
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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Publications

Journal Articles

5/2018
Anto-Ocrah M, Jones CM, Lewis V, Jusko T, van Wijngaarden E, and Bazarian J (2018). "Mild traumatic brain injury and sexual function in women." The periFACTS OB/GYN Academy. 2018; .

8/2017
Anto-Ocrah M, Jones CMC, Diacovo D, Bazarian JJ. "Blood-Based Biomarkers for the Identification of Sports-Related Concussion." Neurologic clinics.. 2017 Aug 0; 35(3):473-485.

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