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Black History Month: Featured Podcast with Dr. Muswamba Mwamba Part 1 of 2

February 15, 2022

Does a zip code predict health outcomes and life expectancy? How do food deserts affect people of color? How can men support breastfeeding and what are the medical benefits of breastfeeding? What is nutrition and how does it differ in various parts of the world?

Find out in this Black History Month featured podcast, focusing on Black Health and Wellness with public health expert Dr. Muswamba Mwamba, DRPH, M.P.H, IBCLC ( His passion is how culture affects the quality of life and overall population health. He is also an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, a scholar on immigrant health in the context of the U.S. health disparity, and an affiliate faculty member at Union Institute & University.

He brings an international perspective to the conversation. Born and raised in the Congo, he lived and trained in Europe, before moving to the United States where he ran numerous maternal and child health programs. He will compare nutrition and health in other cultures, especially the health and diets of Black Americans versus those in Africa and Europe.

Dr. Mwamba is joined by host Lisa Akers (, PhD, RDN, IBCLC, RLC, FAND. Dr. Akers is currently the Program Chair for the Bachelor of Science in Maternal Child Health: Human Lactation, the Master of Arts in Health and Wellness, the Master of Arts in Human Lactation Studies, and the Master of Arts in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics Programs at Union Institute & University.

Join us now for this timely and thought-provoking discussion. This is a two-part series, so be sure to listen to both segments (once available).