Ndola Prata, MD, MS

Dr. Prata is the director of the University of California, Berkeley’s Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability, a collaboration of students, faculty, researchers and staff working to improve maternal health and develop innovations to improve reproductive health in resource-poor settings.

The Fred H. Bixby Endowed Chair in Population and Family Planning at the university’s School of Public Health, Dr. Prata is also an associate professor in residence in maternal and child health. She conducts research on family planning, reproductive and maternal health interventions, as well as on adolescent sexual health in developing countries.

Dr. Prata was previously the medical director of Venture Strategies Innovations, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to essential medicines and services for women and girls in developing countries. She has also served as demographer and analyst in the CDC’s division of reproductive health, and as the head of the social statistics department at the National Institute of Statistics of Angola.

Dr. Prata earned her MD from the University of Angola and a master’s degree in medical demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.