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Olivia Kachingwe, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Social & Behavioral Sciences)

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Olivia Kachingwe, PhD, MPH



Olivia N. Kachingwe, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health. Her research focuses on understanding how healthcare providers, peers, family members (particularly fathers), and technology can better support the sexual and reproductive health of Black youth and young adults, with an emphasis on health disparities rooted in systemic racism and discrimination against LGBTQ+ communities. A central component of Dr. Kachingwe’s research is strong partnerships with community-based organizations and providers. She has expertise in qualitative methods and community-engaged research. Dr. Kachingwe received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Behavioral and Community Health and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Maternal and Child Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.

Dr. Kachingwe’s most recent projects include (1) a qualitative exploration of parent-child sexual health communication among Black LGBTQ+ young adults and (2) the evaluation of an evidence-based parenting intervention implemented among Black fathers and fathers on probation, parole, and supervised release.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Maryland, Behavioral and Community Health (2021)
  • MPH
    Brown University, Health Behavior (2015)
  • BA
    University of Pennsylvania , Health and Societies (2013)

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