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Amy Ong Tsui, PhD

  • Professor - Emeritus

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Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E4546
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, University of Chicago, 1977
MA, University of Hawaii, 1972


Research interests include family planning, fertility, and related health issues in developing countries. My current research is on the effects of various family planning and health service delivery models on contraceptive, fertility, and sexual health outcomes in sub-Saharan African and other low-income countries

Honors and Awards

State of Illinois, House of Representatives, Certificate of Recognition, 1981

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Summer Fellow, 1980

Delta Omega (Public Health) Honor Society

Robert J. Lapham Award, Population Association of America, 1999

Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2004

Champion of Public Health, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2005

AMTRA Award, JHSPH, 2006-07

Golden Apple Award, JHSPH, 2009

Carl S. Schulz Lifetime Achievement Award, Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health Section, American Public Health Association, November 2010

  • Population
  • fertility
  • family planning, reproductive health

Recent selected publications

  • Fruhauf T, Zimmerman L, Kibira S, Makumbi F, Gichangi P, Shiferaw S, Seme A, Guiella G., Tsui A. Measuring family planning quality and its link with contraceptive use in public facilities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. Health Policy and Planning (forthcoming), 2018.
  • Tsui A, Brown W, and Li QF. Contraceptive practices in sub-Saharan Africa. Population and Development Review 43 (Supplement S1):166-191-2017
  • Li QF and Tsui AO, Maternal risk exposure and adult daughters’ health, schooling and employment: A constructed cohort analysis of 50 developing countries. Demography 53(3): 835-863, 2016
  • S. Ahmed, Q.F. Li, L. Liu, and A. Tsui. Maternal deaths averted by contraceptive use: Results from a global analysis of 172 countries. The Lancet 380 (9837): 111-125, 2012.
  • J. Cleland, A. Conde-Agudelo, H. Peterson, J. Ross and A. Tsui. Contraception and health. The Lancet 380(9837): 149-56, 2012.