Saba Woldemichael Masho, MD, MPH, DrPH

Sabo Masho

Title: Professor, Director of Epidemiology Graduate Programs
Company: Division of Epidemiology, Virginia Commonwealth University
Location: Midlothian, Virginia, United States

Saba Masho, Professor and Director of Epidemiology Graduate Programs in the Division of Epidemiology at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care.

Backed by expertise in maternal and child health and violence prevention, Dr. Masho continues to thrive as a proffessor of epidemiology, family medicine, and population health and as an adjunct professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. She obtained both positions in 2016 after previously serving the school as an associate professor of epidemiology and community health, an assistant professor of epidemiology and community health, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Other notable roles include assistant professor of family practice in the Department of Family Practice at Marshall University and primary care physician in Ethiopia.

Dr. Masho’s interest in preventative medicine initially began while she was in school. Her main motivation had always been to help others, and she was drawn to the concept of preventing illnesses before they even began. Dr. Masho decided to pursue this further, and with hard work and the support of her family and mentors, she earned an MD and a Master of Public Health from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia in 1987 and 1991, respectively, and a Doctor of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997. She then garnered hands-on experience researching sexual, domestic, and youth violence, poor birth outcomes, and perinatal health, performing program evaluations and surveillance, and providing comprehensive care to underserved pregnant women.

In recognition of her efforts, Dr. Masho was presented with the Best Mentor Award by Women in Science, Dentistry, and Medicine in 2017. She also received numerous awards from Virginia Commonwealth University over the years, including the Department of Epidemiology Teaching Award, the School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award, the School of Medicine Best Teaching Award, the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health Outstanding Teachers Award and Outstanding Research and Scholarship Recognition Award, and the Department of Preventative Medicine and Community Health Outstanding Teachers Award.

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