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Dr. Jennifer Edwards is dedicated to inspiring women and girls through her global wellness community, The Live Well. TLW offers coaching, community, and wellness events. She leverages her 15 years of experience in health to create customized approaches to healthy habits, body transformation, self-care, and life transitions. She also speaks nationally on wellness and healthy living topics.

Jennifer serves as Principal Research Scientist at the National Network of Public Health Institutes. She has led projects funded by CDC, HRSA, and RWJF. She has served in academia for ten years. Jennifer has been on faculty at University of North Texas, Walden University, and Howard University; and has guest lectured at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, University of Texas at Dallas and others.

She earned a doctoral degree in Health Communication & Culture from Howard University and an undergraduate degree in the sciences from Florida A&M University. Her dissertation focused on chronic disease screening in underserved global settings, and she has training in health psychology and cognitive-behavioral approaches to health.

Jennifer enjoys flow yoga, a good hike, and mentoring doctoral students and women in health. Connect with her over lattes if you’re ever in Dallas where she lives with her husband Kevin, and two children, Carter and Chloe. For more on healthy living, visit

Dr. Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha received her PhD in Public Health with a focus on Maternal and Child Health at the University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Health in 2010. She received her Master’s in Public Health from The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Maternal and Child Health in 2005. Dr. AmutahOnukagha also received a BS in Public Health and BA in Africana Studies from Rutgers, The State University of NJ.

Ndidiamaka has a longstanding commitment to public health that spans over 15 years of experience. Her current research interests include health disparities, reproductive health, infant mortality and HIV/AIDS in ethnic minority populations. Ndidiamaka is a member of the American Public Health Association and is currently the co-chair of the Perinatal and Womens Health committee in the Maternal and Child Health section. Dr. Amutah-Onukagha is a former President of The Society of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Womens Health Network.

Additionally, Dr. Amutah-Onukagha is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. In this capacity, her research focuses on HIV/AIDS and women of color in an urban context, adverse birth outcomes for women of color, and community based participatory research.

More information on Dr. Amutah-Onukagha can be found at

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