Collette Ncube, DPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

DPH/DrPH, University of Pittsburgh
MS, University of Washington
MPH, University of Pittsburgh
BA, Baylor University
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Understanding racial and ethnic disparities in preterm birth: a systems science approach
07/19/2021 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Inst on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Investigating the likely effect of reparations policies on Black-White disparities in perinatal outcomes
06/01/2022 - 03/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College dba Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Robert Wood Johnson


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  1. Ncube CN, McCormick SM, Badon SE, Riley T, Souter VL. Antepartum and intrapartum stillbirth rates across gestation: a cross-sectional study using the revised foetal death reporting system in the U.S. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2022 Nov 29; 22(1):885. PMID: 36447143; PMCID: PMC9706921; DOI: 10.1186/s12884-022-05185-x;
  2. Willis MD, Orta OR, Ncube C, Wesselink AK, Ðoàn LN, Kirwa K, Boynton-Jarrett R, Hatch EE, Wise LA. Association Between Neighborhood Disadvantage and Fertility Among Pregnancy Planners in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jun 01; 5(6):e2218738.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35771576; PMCID: PMC9247730; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.18738;
  3. Catalano R, Karasek D, Bruckner T, Casey JA, Saxton K, Ncube CN, Shaw GM, Elser H, Gemmill A. African American Unemployment and the Disparity in Periviable Births. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Jun; 9(3):840-848. PMID: 33783756; PMCID: PMC9061667; DOI: 10.1007/s40615-021-01022-7;
  4. Akobirshoev I, Mitra M, Parish SL, Moore Simas TA, Dembo R, Ncube CN. Racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes and labour and delivery-related charges among women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2019 04; 63(4):313-326. PMID: 30576027; PMCID: PMC7271252; DOI: 10.1111/jir.12577;
  5. Lin CJ, Nowalk MP, Ncube CN, Aaraj YA, Warshel M, South-Paul JE. Long-term Outcomes for Teen Mothers Who Participated in a Mentoring Program to Prevent Repeat Teen Pregnancy. J Natl Med Assoc. 2019 Jun; 111(3):296-301. PMID: 30449542; DOI: 10.1016/j.jnma.2018.10.014;
  6. Ncube CN, Enquobahrie DA, Burke JG, Ye F, Marx J, Albert SM. Racial disparities in the transgenerational transmission of low birthweight risk. Ethn Health. 2019 10; 24(7):829-840. PMID: 28922932; PMCID: PMC6067984; DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2017.1378804;
  7. Ncube CN, Enquobahrie DA, Burke JG, Ye F, Marx J, Albert SM. Transgenerational Transmission of Preterm Birth Risk: The Role of Race and Generational Socio-Economic Neighborhood Context. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Aug; 21(8):1616-1626. PMID: 28084576; PMCID: PMC5509521; DOI: 10.1007/s10995-016-2251-2;
  8. Ncube CN, Enquobahrie DA, Gavin AR. Racial Differences in the Association Between Maternal Antenatal Depression and Preterm Birth Risk: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 12; 26(12):1312-1318. PMID: 28622475; PMCID: PMC5733649; DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2016.6198;
  9. Ncube CN, Gavin AR, Williams MA, Qiu C, Sorensen TK, Enquobahrie DA. Sex-specific associations of maternal birthweight with offspring birthweight in the Omega study. Ann Epidemiol. 2017 05; 27(5):308-314.e4. PMID: 28595735; PMCID: PMC5548425; DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2017.04.006;
  10. Ncube CN, Mueller BA. Daughters of Mothers Who Smoke: A Population-based Cohort Study of Maternal Prenatal Tobacco use and Subsequent Prenatal Smoking in Offspring. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2017 01; 31(1):14-20. PMID: 27935093; PMCID: PMC5195902; DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12330;
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2018-2019 The Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research, Northeastern University: Health Equity Faculty Scholar
2017-2018 Northeastern University: Future Faculty Fellowship
2016 Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington: Travel Award
2015-2016 Maternal and Child Health Program, University of Washington: Travel Award
2013 University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences: Research Support Award
2012 Allegheny County Department of Human Services, 2012 Case Competition: 1st Place Award
2010 University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Health Policy & Management department: Outstanding Student Award
2010 University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Dean’s Day student research competition: 1st Place Award – Master’s category
2007 Baylor University: Dean's List
2005 Baylor University: Dean's List
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