In 2018 I founded Diversity Uplifts, Inc. We are a direct service, consulting and training 501(c)(3) non-profit organization determined to improve the well-being of individuals and communities by supporting diverse communities and increasing cultural competence and humility among providers who serve them. Find out more about the organization HERE.
Request Dr. Sayida as an expert for your next in-person or virtual event. Whether it's a conference keynote, breakout session(s), or full-day workshop, Dr. Sayida has a wealth of knowledge in an array of topics.
Cultural Humility, Implicit Bias, Cross-Cultural Awareness
Cultural Safety in Healthcare
Cultural Humility/Competency for Birthworkers
Impacts of Historical Trauma and Racism on Communities of Color
Implicit Bias Training for Early Childhood Providers
Vicarious Trauma/Psychological First Aid
Employee Mental Health
Transgenerational Trauma Impacts on the Wellbeing of Affected Communities
Clinical Considerations for Mental Health Professionals Working with Women who have Undergone Female Genital Cutting
Psychological Considerations for Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery
MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH
Transgenerational Trauma and Resilience: A Historical Perspective of Maternal Disparities in the African American Community and Considerations for Leveraging Resilience
Maternal Mental Health Considerations and Impacts on Breastfeeding
The Community-Based Doula Model: Benefits and Barriers
Cultural Considerations in Assessing and Supporting Maternal Mental Health among African Americans
What is a Correctional/Prison Psychologist?
Incarcerated Mothers: Understanding the System and Their Unique Mental Health Needs
Dr. Sayida Peprah is both a licensed clinical psychologist and trained birth doula. She specializes in multicultural psychology, trauma, suicide prevention and maternal mental health. Dr. Sayida has a multifaceted career as a psychologist having worked in community-based, in-home, psychiatric hospital, correctional and private practice settings. She is also a trainer and consultant on topics of cultural humility, implicit bias and trauma as they impact mental and maternal health. Dr. Sayida is the founder of the non-profit organization Diversity Uplifts, Inc.
Dr. Sayida’s work in maternal health include serving as a doula trainer/mentor, maternal mental health and cultural competency consultant for perinatal health programs in Southern California (Frontline Doulas, Sankofa Birthworkers Collective). Dr. Sayida is also an active member of the Black Women Birthing Justice Collective and a Collaborator with the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, promoting research, education and community-based services to positively transform birthing experiences of black families. Dr. Sayida has served and continues to serve on advisory committees to improve maternal health including the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (Maternal Suicide Review Committee 2018-2019 & Maternal Mortality Review Committee 2020- Present), Perinatal Equity Initiative Committees of San Bernardino and Riverside County (2019- Present), and others aimed at identifying key risks and opportunities for quality improvement and prevention around disparities.
Dr. Sayida is dedicated to contributing her expertise to uplift the community and improve the effectiveness of health care and social support services.