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Paula Amina Alio, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-0482

Fax: (585) 424-1469

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Research

Research: Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Women's Health; Maternal Child Health; Perinatal outcomes; Program Evaluation; Global Health; Community Based Participatory Research.

Dr. Alio has extensive experience in community-based participatory research, qualitative and quantitative methods, and evaluation design. Her research areas include racial/ethnic health disparities and global health. Specifically, Dr. Alio focuses on the impact of behavioral, psychosocial and environmental factors on pregnancy outcomes, particularly among African Americans. Her international research is in women's reproductive health, HIV prevention, intimate partner violence and pregnancy outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Credentials

Education

1992
BA | Liberty University
Linguistics

1994
MA | University of South Florida
Francophone Cultures

2000
PhD | University of South Florida
Applied Anthropology

Awards

2021
Centennial Fellow
Sponsor: Institute of International Education
Location: Washington, D.C.

2018
Fulbright Africa Regional Travel Award, Dakar, Senegal, ECA
Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

2017
Fulbright Scholar Award, Assignment: Niger, ECA
Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

2015
Dr. David Satcher Award for Community Health Improvement
Sponsor: URMC
Location: Rochester, NY

2010 - 2014
Appointed Commissioner, Commission on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes
Sponsor: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Location: Washington, D.C.

2010
Young Professional Achievement Award
Sponsor: National MCH Epidemiology, CDC
Location: Nat'l Ctr Chronic Disease & Public Health Promotion

2010
Outstanding Research Achievement Award
Sponsor: Research & Innovations Univ of South Florida
Location: Tampa, FL

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Publications

Journal Articles

3/22/2022
Alio AP, Dillion T, Hartman S, Johnson T, Turner S, Bullock S, Dozier A. "A Community Collaborative for the Exploration of Local Factors Affecting Black Mothers' Experiences with Perinatal Care." Maternal and child health journal.. 2022 Mar 22; Epub 2022 Mar 22.

2/1/2022
Yaeger JP, Alio AP, Fiscella K. "Addressing Child Health Equity Through Clinical Decision-Making." Pediatrics.. 2022 Feb 1; 149(2)

12/2021
Alio AP, Liu L, Thevenet-Morrison K, Rubado M, Crean H, Veazie P, Seplaki C, Dozier A. "Association of Voluntary Legal Paternity and Breastfeeding Duration and Exclusivity in a Sample of Mothers in New York State, United States" . International Journal of Translational Medical Research and Public Health. 2021; 15(5): 284-97.

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