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Chelsea is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Maternal and Child Health. Her research interests are primarily focused on acess to care, healthcare-related migration, and maternal mortality among women of color, domestically and globally.

Prior to Chelsea’s matriculation, she worked at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a Senior Research Program Coordinator where she was responsible for the execution of two international disaster response and preparedness studies centered in Pakistan, Nigeria, and Brazil. She holds an MSPH in Population, Family, and Reproductive Health and a Certificate of Maternal and Child Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Research Interests

  • Maternal health
  • Global health
  • Health disparities
  • Access to care
  • Migration


Kavita Singh Ongechi