Cheryl Moyer, MPH, PhD
Dr. Cheryl Moyer is an Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School. She holds a master's degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and PhD in Health Services, Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the social and cultural factors that influence maternal and neonatal health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa, including an emphasis on facility based delivery, neonatal mortality, social autopsy, and the assessment of ‘near-miss mortality’ – or those mothers and babies who suffer a life-threatening complication but ultimately survive. Dr. Moyer recently completed a 3-year, USAID-funded project in northern Ghana that involved the conduct of social autopsies to explore maternal and neonatal deaths, sociocultural audits to explore the determinants of maternal and neonatal near-misses, and used GIS technology to map the location of deaths and near-misses against clinical, demographic, social, and cultural determinants. Dr. Moyer also serves as a Co-Director of Global REACH at the University of Michigan, as well as Co-Director of the University's Global Health Research Training Certificate Program. She is also an Associate Editor at PLOS One, BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, and BMC Pediatrics.