Ms. Naomi Booker is a Health Program Specialist, within the Division of Clinical Research, Office of Global Health and Health Disparities (OGHHD). She serves as a liaison, supports the programmatic activities of the office, and assists with the implementation of the health equity strategic plans for the institute. Prior to joining NINDS, Naomi served as a Patient Care Coordinator, where she gained experience working with family members, health care providers, and community-based organizations to develop individualized plans of care, conduct assessments, and evaluation of skilled in-home nursing care for underserved populations suffering from Strokes, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurological diseases.
Naomi obtained her Master's in Public Health from the University of New England in Maine. Further, her practicum focused on the effectiveness of early detection of postpartum depression risk through identifying the best screening tools and treatment strategies among racial and ethnic minority adolescents population within underserved communities in Washington, D.C. Her areas of interest center around advancing health equity research, analysis, and practice in underrepresented and vulnerable populations. Also, she has knowledge and experience in coordinating efforts to address health disparities, and social determinants of health, and promote equitable health outcomes in communities.