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photo Martina Anto-Ocrah, PhD, MPH, MTASCP

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Office: 230 McKee Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Education and Training
BS, Clinical Laboratory Science, Canisius College, 2000
MPH, University of Rochester, 2005
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Rochester, 2018
Research Interest
The Anto-Ocrah Lab focuses on three main areas of research:

• Reproductive Epidemiology
• Social Media & Digital Health
• Global Health

At the core of the Lab is a dedication to sex/gender disparities; with an emphasis on women’s health.
Educational Interest
Dr. Anto-Ocrah loves nothing more than instilling in mentees the confidence in doing research that matters to THEM. Mentees across the gamete of academic medicine and health sciences gain a solid foundation for research via professional development, networking, and mentoring.

The Anto-Ocrah Lab uses a multidisciplinary approach that capitalizes on the expertise of team members who are oftentimes epidemiologists, social scientists, statisticians, clinicians, and content matter experts, to answer unexplored research questions that are relevant to the Lab.

The Anto-Ocrah Lab does not re-invent the wheel.

Rather, the Lab relies on the strengths and expertise of laboratory team members.
We are all learners and teachers, with a common goal-the success of the Anto-Ocrah Laboratory Team.
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Anto-Ocrah, M., Cafferky, V., Lewis, V. Pregnancy After Concussion. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2021.
Anto-Ocrah, M., Cushman, J., Sanders, M., De Ver Dye, T. A woman’s worth: an access framework for integrating emergency medicine with maternal health to reduce the burden of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. BMC Emerg Med. 2020; 20(3).
Ibine, B., Sefakor, A. L., Okere, M., Anto-Ocrah, M. "I did not know it was a medical condition": Predictors, severity and help seeking behaviors of women with female sexual dysfunction in the Volta region of Ghana. PLoS One. 2020; 15(1): e0226404.
Anto-Ocrah, M., Bazarian, J., Lewis, V., Jones, C. M., Jusko, T. A., Van Wijngaarden, E. Risk of female sexual dysfunction following concussion in women of reproductive age. Brain Inj. 2019; 33(11): 1449-1459.
Notable Achievements
NINDS K01 Scholar, 2021-2026
Fulbright Specialist, 2021-2025
Best International Research, Lancet Global Health, 2018 Consortium of Universities for Global Health, 2018
Research Advisor, Women and Children's Health Advocacy Group, Ghana, Ada-Foah, Ghana, West Africa, 2018-Present
40 Under 40 Alumni Nominee, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, 2017
Best Poster Award, "Pink Concussions", International Summit on Female Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury, 2016