Cheryl Moyer

Cheryl A Moyer, PhD, MPH,is Associate Director of Global REACH and Co-Director of the African Social Research Initiative at the University of Michigan. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Learning Health Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology within the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Moyer’s work focuses on maternal and neonatal health in sub-Saharan Africa, including mentoring doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and conducting primary research on the social and cultural factors linked to maternal and neonatal outcomes. Together with partners in northern Ghana, Dr. Moyer co-leads a 3-year, USAID funded project that combines social autopsy, spatial visualization, and community engagement to address the social and cultural factors associated with maternal and neonatal deaths and "near-misses", or those mothers and babies who almost died but ultimately survived. The project, known as PREMAND (Preventing Maternal And Neonatal Deaths), takes place in districts spanning the three northern regions of Ghana. Dr. Moyer also participated in the 2016 Lancet Maternal Health Series, co-authoring two of the papers in the series.