Rauta Aver Yakubu, MHA, MPH
Aver is a public health doctoral candidate at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice in the Department of Health Management and Policy in St. Louis, MO. Some of her research interests include the influence of organizational policy on patient outcomes, maternal and child health mortality/morbidity, health equity, community based participatory research and access to care. Prior to starting her doctoral program, Aver was manager at the leading maternal child health community-based organization in St. Louis where she led their perinatal behavioral health initiative and developed/ launched a multi-sector screening and referral network for mood and anxiety disorders. While manager she also contributed to the development/ launch of a community led collective impact initiative to reduce Black infant mortality in St. Louis. In her free time, Aver likes to travel, shop, read novels, watch rom-coms and explore new restaurants.