Strengthing Cultural Humility, Dismantling Implicit Bias for Birthworkers
Dr. Sayida Peprah is both a licensed Clinical Psychologist and trained Birth Doula. She specializes in multicultural psychology, trauma, suicide prevention and maternal mental health. Dr. Sayida has a multi-faced career as a Clinical Psychologist having worked in community-based, in-home, psychiatric hospital and correctional settings. She is also an educator and consultant on topics of cultural diversity/humility, mental and maternal mental health, through her non-profit organization Diversity Uplifts, Inc.
Dr. Sayida’s work in maternal health includes serving as a doula supervisor/mentor, maternal mental health and cultural competency consultant for community-based doulas programs in Southern California. Dr. Sayida is also an active member of the Black Women Birthing Justice Collective and a Collaborator with the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, promoting research, education and community-based services to positively transform birthing experiences of black families. Dr. Sayida has served and continues to serve on advisory committees to improve maternal health including the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Maternal Suicide Review Committee, Perinatal Equity Initiative and others aimed at identifying key risks and opportunities for quality improvement and prevention around disparities.