Emmanuel M. Ngui, DrPH
Assistant Professor of Health Disparities
Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health Building
DrPH, Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
MSc, Health Services Management, Eastern University
BS, Psychology (Biology minor), Eastern University
Interests and ExpertiseMy training and expertise are in Public Health and Maternal and Child Health with a strong interest in:
- Racial/ethnic inequalities in birth outcomes and community/policy level interventions
- Socioeconomic and neighborhood effects on birth outcomes
- Paternal factor in maternal and child health
- Access and utilization of health services by children with special health care needs
- Local and international maternal and child health issues, policies and programs
Research & Teaching Overview
My research focuses on health disparities and determinants of health in maternal and child health issues, minority health, and children (particularly children with special health care needs).
Current Research Projects
In collaboration with the City of Milwaukee Health Department and the Division of Public Health in the Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) program. This program reviews fetal and infant deaths in Milwaukee, works with community, social, medical providers/hospital, public health and HMO agencies to better understand the underlying determinants develop recommendations for interventions, and strategies to address the problem.
In collaboration with the division of public health, we are in the process of finishing a project called Maps for CHIPPs. This 3 year project funded by the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Project aims at developing an integrated public health system to map community health assessment information in the state.
In collaboration with Stanford University Department of Psychiatry, a project examining Ethical and Safeguards for Psychiatric Genetic Research. I am working on a supplement study that uses a mixed methods approach to examine perspectives of African-Americans professionals and community members in Milwaukee on genetic research, particularly research that involves children and pregnant women.
As a faculty member in the School of Public Health, I will teach classes in the MPH and PhD program focused on health inequalities and determinants of health and maternal and child health policy and program planning. I am looking forward to helping and supporting the development of stronger and multidisciplinary collaborative work in maternal and child health and health disparities.
Riesch, SK, NGUI, E.M,, Ehlert, C. et al. Community outreach and engagement strategies from the Wisconsin Study Center of the National Children’s Study.2012 Public Health Nursing (Accepted)
Cabacungan, E.T., NGUI, E.M, McGinley E.L. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Maternal Morbidities: A Statewide Study of Labor and Delivery Hospitalizations in Wisconsin.Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2011 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 2215738.
NGUI, E.M., Khasakhala, L., Ndetei, D., Roberts, L.W. Mental Disorders, Health Inequalities, and Ethics: A Global Perspective. International Review of Psychiatry. 2010;22(3):235-244 PMID 20528652
Mwalali, P., NGUI, E.M., Reduction in Maternal and Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Yo-Yo Effect in Delivering on the Promises. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, (November 2009; 20.4). PMID 20168039
Brixey, S., Guse, CE., NGUI, E.M.,Free Child Passenger Restraints and Education, Improve Use Only Temporarily in an Underserved Urban Clinic Population.2009 Wisconsin Medical Journal, 2009;108(7):16-22.PMID 19886583
NGUI, E.M., Cortright, A.Blair, K.An Investigation of Paternity Status and Other Factors Associated with Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Birth Outcomes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin., Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2009;13:467-478.PMID 18618232
NGUI, E.M.,Flores G. Unmet needs for specialty, dental, mental, and allied healthcare among children with special health care needs: Are there racial/ethnic disparities?Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 2007;18: 931-949. PMID 17982216
Flores G, NGUI, E.M. Racial and ethnic disparities in patient safety.Pediatric Clinics of North America 2006;53(6).PMID 17126691
NGUI, E.M.,Flores G. Satisfaction with Care and Ease of Using Health Care Services among Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs:The Roles of Race/Ethnicity, Insurance, Language, and Adequacy of Family-Centered Care.Pediatrics, 2006; 117(4): 1184-1196.PMID 16585314Kotch JB, Dufort VM, Stewart P, Fieberg J, McMurray M, O’Brien S, NGUI, E.M., Brennan M. Injuries among children in home and out-of-home care. Injury Prevention, 1997; 3(4): 267-271. PMC:1067852
NGUI, E.M.(In Press) How to Engage Communities in Research. In: Achievement and Fulfillment in Academic Medicine. Laura W. Roberts (Editor), Stanford University School of Medicine. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Emmanuel M. Ngui, Lincoln Khasakhala, David Nndetei, Laura Weiss Roberts.Mental Disorders, Health Inequalities, and Ethics: A Global Perspective, In: Public Health and Social Justice, Martin Donohoe (Editor), ISBN: 978-1-1180-8814-2, Paperback, 656 pages, October 2012
Willis E, NGUI, E.M., et al. Navigating the Complexity of Relationships in Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR).In: Uncharted Path from Clinic-based to Community-based Research. New York: Nova Science Publishers. 2008, 4th Quarter.
NGUI, E.M, North Carolina Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (2002) From Disparity to Parity in Health” Eliminating Health Disparities - Call to Action. Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, NC.
Caldwell, D., Lebeuf, J. (eds): Ammerman, A., Cooke C. Dunn, C. Longenecker, J. Mathews, B., NGUI, E.M., Samuel-Hodge, C., Schwartz, R., Ward, D. Moving our Children towards a Healthy Weight:Finding the Will and the Way.The Healthy Weight Initiative.North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Raleigh, NC.2002
Gizlice, Z & Ngui, EM. (2002) Relationships between health and perceived unequal treatment based on race: results from the 2002 North Carolina BRFSS Survey. North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, September 2004. No 144NGUI, E.M., & Buescher, P. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in North Carolina: A Report Card 2003.North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics and Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities.2003
Representative Funded Projects
Principal Investigator: (2012) Integrating Life Course Theory and Father’s Perspectives in FIMR Assessment, Review, and Training Process. National Fetal Infant Mortality/ACOG 9/1/2012 to 10/31/2013
Co-Principal Investigator: Preserving Infant and Child Health (Statewide)(Corden, T- PI) Wisconsin Partnership Program.2012-2015
Co-Investigator: Ethical and Safeguards for Psychiatric Genetic Research. (Supplement- Perspectives of African-American Community Members and Health Professionals on Genetic Research), National Institute of Mental Health (Roberts, LW-PI). 8/01/09-9/29/11.
Principal Investigator: Integrating and Mapping Community Health Assessment Information. Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program. 7/01/08 - 6/30/11.
Principal Investigator: Circles of Sisters: Enhancing Family Development with Doula Care for Beloit Teen Mothers and their Children. Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program.07/01/08 - 06/30/09.
Principal Investigator: A qualitative study of racial disparities in neonatal mortality: The perspectives of African-American women who recently had an infant die. Ambulatory Pediatrics Association Young Investigators. 7/1/06 - 6/30/08.
Co-Investigator: Community Health Improvement: Metcalfe and Concordia (CHIMC): Save Lives-Immunize. National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHHD) (Willis, E-PI) 9/1/05 - 8/23/11
Co-Investigator: Factors affecting use of child restraint systems in Milwaukee. Medical College of Wisconsin Injury Research Center.(Brixey, S-PI).8/1/05 - 7/31/06.