DrPH, Tulane University, 2000
MA, Case Western Reserve University, 1995
BA, St. Olaf College, 1991
Dr. Mmari’s work is primarily focused in the areas of youth friendly health services and risk and protective factors related to reproductive health outcomes among adolescents. She specializes in conducting qualitative research and evaluating health service programs aimed at improving the health and well being of adolescents (Mmari and Magnani 2003; Sovd, Mmari, et al., 2006). Internationally, Dr. Mmari has provided technical assistance for WHO, UNAIDS, and UNICEF to develop HIV strategies, indicators and survey modules for global adolescent health surveillance projects. She has also co-authored two manuals on monitoring and evaluating adolescent reproductive health projects for developing country health professionals and developed training materials for the FOCUS on Young Adults Program.
Honors and Awards
National Institute of Health, Health Disparities Loan Repayment Award, 2009-2011
Faculty Grant Award, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, 2005