My Nonprofit

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 women, birthing people, children and families by supporting marginalized and minority communities, while 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. 


Topics include:


  • 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


  • 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

  • Advanced Doula Training: Strategies In Supporting Incarcerated Pregnant and Postpartum Clients

Maternal Mental Health Education & Advocacy

Dr. Sayida Peprah-Wilson 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.