Tamara Jimah


Assistant Professor

Public Health and Health Sciences

Research Interests

Global health, infectious disease prevention, maternal and child health, mHealth and digital health, women’s health


Dr. Jimah is global health researcher with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Sciences and the Department of Pharmacy and Health System Sciences. Her multidisciplinary research spans the domains of technology and health, adopting novel techniques in the design of public health interventions to address existing disparities and to promote global health equity.

Dr. Jimah has worked in Africa in collaboration with academic institutions, local governments, international agencies, and community organizations on infectious disease prevention and stewardship of antibiotics.

As a 2022-2023 NIH-sponsored Fogarty GloCal Fellow, Dr. Jimah conducted real-time monitoring of adherence to tuberculosis treatment in East London, South Africa, a study she is building on at Northeastern.

Additionally, she is extending her research on antibiotic stewardship in Ghana to other resource-limited settings. Dr. Jimah has longstanding research interests in the areas of women’s health, both in the US and globally. 

She continues to be actively engaged in the UNITE Smart, Connected, and Coordinated Maternal Care for Underserved Communities multidisciplinary research study which aims to promote the physical and emotional well-being of underserved pregnant women through technology, health education, and social support.

Selected Publications

Jimah, T., Borg, H., Kehoe, P., Pimentel, P., Labbaf, S., Asgari, M., Rahmani, A., Dutt, N., & Guo, Y. (2022). Continuous monitoring of pregnant women: a micro-level analysis of the physiological responses to COVID-19. Frontiers in Public Health. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.808763

Jimah, T., Borg, H., Kehoe, P., Pimentel, P., Turner, A., Labbaf, S., Asgari, M., Rahmani, A., Dutt, N., & Guo, Y. (2021). The Two Happy Hearts technology-based pregnancy health and wellness intervention in California: Case Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research. doi: 10.2196/30991

Jimah, T. & Ogunseitan, O. A. (2020). National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance: a stakeholder analysis of implementation in Ghana. Journal of Global Health Reports. doi: 10.29392/001c.13695

Jimah, T. & Ogunseitan, O. A. (2020). Socio-demographic characteristics of the association between knowledge of antibiotic therapy and prudent use in Ghana. Journal of Global Health Reports. doi:10.29392/001c.12838

Jimah, T.,Fenny, P. A., & Ogunseitan, O. A. (2020). Antibiotics stewardship in Ghana: a cross-sectional study of public knowledge, attitudes, and practices among communities. BMC One Health Outlook. doi: 10.1186/s42522-020-00021-8

Selected Public Service

2022-present, Reviewer for scientific research journals, including Frontiers Microbiology, PLOS Global Public Health, One Health Outlook

Courses Taught

Introduction to Global Health

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