UCB Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability
The Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability is a collaboration of students, faculty, researchers, and staff working to improve maternal health and address the impact of population on global public health and the environment. The Center is located at the University of California, Berkeley, and works closely with leaders of U.S. and international-based organizations, as well as government officials throughout Africa and Asia. It is dedicated to developing innovations to improve reproductive health in resource-poor settings, including reliable health information systems, local access to essential technologies and guidelines for prioritizing interventions to maximize health impact. The Bixby Center supports the implementation of family planning and maternal health programs and seeks to improve the health outcomes of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women and their families.
Ndola Prata, MD, MSc, is the Director of the Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability. She is a physician and medical demographer from Angola. She is a Professor in Residence in Maternal and Child Health and the second holder of the Fred H. Bixby Endowed Chair in Population and Family Planning in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a co-founder and director of a new collaborative, Innovations for Youth at UC Berkeley.