Amaka Osuoha is a managing consultant with expertise in federal partnerships designed to facilitate efficient program operations. She has worked in policy and operations with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Social Security Administration (SSA), and the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), providing technical assistance and operations management, developing public-facing documents, facilitating training webinars, conducting qualitative research, and managing diverse stakeholders. Osuoha supports projects that demonstrate a firm grasp of how health equity, data systems, qualitative research, technical assistance, and operations management combine to successfully support complex initiatives.
Currently, Osuoha serves as the task lead for the Equity Technical Assistance Center (ETAC). This ASPE project focuses on providing technical assistance to federal partners through expert partners with lived experience regarding federal policymaking, inequities, strategies, and grant-making work to ensure program, policy, research, and analysis acknowledge the root causes of disparities, embed an equity lens, and improve equity. As the engagement lead for disaster equity work on the ETAC project, Osuoha worked directly with federal clients and 16 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies to create a public-facing definition of disaster equity, an infographic, a checklist, and train-the-trainer sessions for use across the agency.
Osuoha is the current operations director for the Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) Evaluation. She provides strategic operations support to oversee project management, coordinate tasks activities, manage data and security requirements, and communicate with diverse stakeholders for SSA.
Osuoha also supports other projects that demonstrate a firm grasp of how health equity, data systems, qualitative research, technical assistance, and operations management combine to successfully support complex initiatives.
Before joining Mathematica in 2014, Osuoha worked at the CDC; in that role, she supported the design and operations of funding opportunity announcements in 28 countries and with various stakeholders. She holds an M.P.H. (concentration in health policy) from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and is a certified Project Management Professional.