WHO WE ARE
Tonni Oberly is an NBEC research scholar. Tonni is pursuing her PhD in City and Regional Planning at The Ohio State University with a focus on the intersectional impact of place, racism, and gender on maternal and infant health outcomes in the Black community. Tonni also holds a Master’s in Public Health with a specialization in health behavior and health promotion from the Ohio State University along with Bachelors degrees in biology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies from Emory University. Tonni is also a doula, supporting Black women and women of color through pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor as well as a Certified Health Education Specialist with expertise in program planning, implementation, and evaluation. She has professional experience managing public health programs and research projects at the city and state levels. As a new venture, Tonni and her husband are launching an organic farm, so in her free time you will find her with her hands in the soil.