Giannina Ong, MA
Program Manager, Reproductive and Maternal Health

Background & Bio
Giannina completed her master’s degree at the University of Toronto’s Women and Gender Studies Institute, where she specialized in women’s health.

Giannina has a breadth of skills in qualitative methods. Her culminating master’s thesis explored the experience of immigrant women during the postpartum period, and she has worked on numerous qualitative projects, designing, implementing, and analyzing data to better understand and empathize challenging and complex problems.

Bringing a lens for equity in maternal health, Giannina previously worked with Abilitypath as a research intern designing and implementing focus groups and surveys to gauge the needs of caregivers of children with developmental disabilities. She also previously worked as a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant for Ed Tech Recruiting conducting workshops to introduce staff to diversity and equity principles. We are excited for the knowledge she will bring to her projects while at AMCHP.

Giannina will be applying her expertise to the Safer Childbirth Cities Initiative Community of Practice, assisting the development, implementation, and analysis of a capacity assessment for the second cohort of grantees as we support these cities as they continue to make birth safer in their communities.

My Current Work
Safer Childbirth Cities Initiative Community of Practice, virtual workshop facilitation

Ask Me About
Racial equity/health justice, maternal mortality and morbidity, disability rights and justice