Ciyana Smith

​Areas of Expertise: Biology, Maternal and reproductive health, Health disparities, Qualitative research

Ciyana Smith is a Master of Science in Public Health student in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is working as a research assistant for the CROWN Project. She hold’s a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from UMass Boston. 

After graduating Ciyana began her career working at UMass as a research assistant on two maternal and child health projects. Her prior work focused on birth equity and providing evidence-based information on child development post-exposure to medications and vaccines during pregnancy and breastfeeding. As a Dorchester, Massachusetts native Ciyana hopes to improve maternal health and birth outcomes through her training as a pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care Doula and public health researcher.