Drissa M. Toure, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, is an accomplished physician, behavioral scientist and global maternal and child health expert who is a faculty member at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health. Toure is passionate about researching and reducing disparities in underserved communities. He has dedicated his career to building community-based participatory programs that improve healthcare access for disadvantaged children and women. Toure has worked with prestigious institutions such as the George Washington University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, conducting community-based intervention and evaluation programs aimed at optimizing early childhood education and development in underserved communities. His expertise extends to improving postpartum maternal outcomes, epigenetics, pregnancy outcomes, pediatric mental and behavioral healthcare access, early childhood education and development, enhancing refugee and immigrant health, program planning and evaluation using mixed methods and community-based participatory research.

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