Kristin Mmari
Kristin Mmari

Kristin Mmari, DrPH

  • Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • Population, Family and Reproductive Health (Primary)

Center & Institute Affiliations

  • Center for Adolescent Health
  • Center for Global Health

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E4620
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

P:  410-502-3112
F:  410-955-2303


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 honors

National Institute of Health, Health Disparities Loan Repayment Award, 2009-2011

Faculty Grant Award, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, 2005

Research Interests

  • adolescent health, risk and protective factors, youth-friendly health services, developing countries, cross-cultural parenting


  • Mmari, K.. “The Impact of Losing a Caregiver: Perceptions from Orphans and Caregivers.” Journal of Adolescence (accepted 04/2010).  

  • Mmari, K. & Sudhinaraset, M. “Examining the Mental Health Needs of Military Adolescents.” Encyclopedia of Adolescence (accepted 04/2010).

  • Mmari, K, Bradshaw, C., Sudhinaraset, M., Blum, R. “Exploring the Role of Social Connectedness among Military Children: Perceptions from Youth, Parents, and School Personnel.”  Journal of Child and Youth Care Forum. (accepted 05/2010).

  •  Mmari,K., Oseni, O., & Fatusi, A. “Health Seeking Behavior Patterns among Male and Female Adolescents with Sexually Transmitted Infections  in Nigeria.” International Family Planning Perspectives (accepted 12/2009)

  • Bradshaw, C., Sudhinaraset, M., Mmari, K., and Blum, R. “School Transitions among Military Adolescents: A Qualitative Study of Stress Appraisal and Coping.” School Psychology Review (accepted 12/2009)