Ndola Prata, MD, MSc, a public health physician and medical demographer from Angola, is currently the Director & Chair of the Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability. She is a Professor in Residence for Maternal and Child Health and co-directs both Innovations for Youth (I4Y) and the Center of Expertise on Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment at the University of California, Berkeley. She began her career practicing medicine in Angola for 10 years and served as Head of the Social Statistics Department at the National Institute of Statistics of Angola. Shortly after moving to the US, while beginning her tenure as a researcher and lecturer at UC Berkeley, she served as a Demographer/Analyst for CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health for six years, a role she resumed briefly from 2010 to 2011. Her current research is based in sub-Saharan Africa, she is especially interested in women’s health and empowerment, and maternal mortality. She earned her medical degree from the University of Angola and an MSc in medical demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.