Martina Anto-Ocrah, PhD, MPH, MT(ASCP)

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Martina Anto-Ocrah received her doctoral degree in Epidemiology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. Prior to completing her doctorate, Martina pursued an undergraduate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York and a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Rochester.

In addition to academia, Martina has experience working in government, corporate, clinical and consulting sectors.

In her spare time, Martina enjoys humorously blogging about parenting a 12 year old singleton and his 9 year old triplet siblings. She recently appeared on the 2018 holiday season of the Netflix hit baking show Nailed It! (Nailed It! Holiday, Episode 3, “You Mitsvah Spot”).

Education & Training

  • BS, Clinical Laboratory Science, Canisius College, 2000
  • MPH, University of Rochester, 2005
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Rochester, 2018

Representative Publications

Anto-Ocrah M, Cafferky V, Lewis V. Pregnancy After Concussion. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2021.

To evaluate pregnancy outcomes after concussion in a cohort of reproductive-aged women (aged 18-45 years).

Anto-Ocrah M, Bazarian J, Lewis V, Jones CM, Jusko TA, Van Wijngaarden E. Risk of female sexual dysfunction following concussion in women of reproductive age. Brain Inj. 2019.

To evaluate the impact of concussions on female sexual functioning.

Anto-Ocrah M, Cushman J, Sanders M, et al. A woman’s worth: an access framework for integrating emergency medicine with maternal health to reduce the burden of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. BMC Emerg Med, 20(3), 2020.

An access framework that integrates the Three Delays Model in maternal health with emergency care interventions.

Ibine B, Sefakor Ametepe L, Okere M, Anto-Ocrah M. "I did not know it was a medical condition": Predictors, severity and help seeking behaviors of women with female sexual dysfunction in the Volta region of Ghana. PLoS One, 15(1), 2020.

To describe the prevalence and severity of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) amongst a group of Ghanaian women in the outpatient setting of the predominantly rural Volta region of Ghana.

Click here for a more complete bibliography of Dr. Anto-Ocrah's work. 

Research Interests

  • Reproductive Epidemiology
  • Social Media & Digital Health
  • Global Health